Update on our Alitdore piece.
60th min – JZA entered the game for Caleb Folan.
61st min – Altidore to Kamel Ghilas on a 180 volley for the game winner. Talk about getting the crowd behind you.
Altidore stat sheet:
30 mins, 1 assist, 2 shots on goal, another pass for a shot on goal.
Better than even money says JZA makes the starting XI next time out.
Sunday Morning Update (from Mark):
I just had the opportunity to fire up the DVR for the debut. Jozy got a standing O and even a 15-second chant of U-S-A! U-S-A! when he stepped on the pitch.
Click to watch JZA’s role in the game winner.
He was in the game for all of 28 seconds before he got his first touch that produced Hull’s first goal. A great run 10 minutes later led to Jozy’s best scoring chance, a chip over the on-rushing keeper from 13 yards out that was described perfectly by the announcer as “agonizingly wide.” Jozy’s second scoring chance was the result of a good positioning. Unfortunately, his spinning effort was denied due to some good work by the Bolton keeper.
It would be hard to call Jozy’s debut anything but a very good one. Outside of the goal, he helped to change the pace and run of play. At times he tried to do too much on his own, but as a 19-year-old playing his first game in the EPL in front of his home crowd that’s not surprising. It should be a fun year watching Jozy at Hull (and I am guessing that Hull picks up a lot of American support along the way).
Want to get yourself a shiny bright orange AMBER Hull Altidore jersey to represent? [Thanks for the correction, Booth ferry.]
Just click right here and add “Altidore” (or JZA) and his #9
Here are some highlights. [The original highlight package was taken down from YouTube so below is just the first goal]