Video: Jozy Altidore Arrives At Bursaspor

Jozy in his Celtic new jersey talks to the press.

11 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Andy_4Lakes on 2011/02/01 at 2:25 PM

    Well, it certainly seems like they are happy to have Jozy, so that’s gotta be a plus. Now let’s just see him on the field getting some game time.


  2. Posted by BW on 2011/02/01 at 6:06 PM

    haha…yeah they’re stoked! jozy is a rockstar in turkey!


  3. Posted by Tabare on 2011/02/01 at 7:04 PM

    The best part of the video is the music! That and the fact that Jozy looks like he’s accompanied by a chaperon.

    I’m not Turkish but I’ve got two Bursa memories.

    First, sitting in a packed Bursa cafe as a teen watching the amazing Dutch team in the 1988 European championships. Every elegant touch from van Basten drew rapturous approval. Heaven for a kid.

    Second, visiting a few years ago with my mother (we are clearly not Turkish). Several cafes refused our money when it came time to pay. I think they approved of the good family values. They were like, “You are our visitors. You cannot pay. It is on us.”


    • Posted by Soccernst on 2011/02/01 at 10:07 PM

      I’m guessing his chaperone is mom? Good idea for a young man with cash money in a new environment rife with clarinet players.


  4. Posted by Ryan on 2011/02/01 at 8:52 PM

    Kenny Miller’s greeting was better


  5. Posted by Nelson on 2011/02/02 at 1:02 AM

    Lol, he thought Spain was a new experience. Turkey goes ham for soccer. Hope language doesn’t cause any crucial barriers


  6. Posted by AJK on 2011/02/02 at 8:07 AM

    Turkey has very few target strikers like Jozy for whatever reason. Here’s hoping that he can prove to be a handful for defenders that don’t know what to do with him.

    Also, the other strikers on the team are the aformentioned Kenny Miller and a 20-year-old Sercan Yildirim who’s last name is literally “Lightning”. So that’s pretty rad. Jozy should have a friend. Also, Bursaspor’s supporters are inexplicably called “Texas” and they won the league last year. Helpful pointers if you end up getting in a conversation about the SuperLig.

    Bursa’s an awesome town if a bit industrial. It’s legendarily green and hilly, but the auto factories are the biggest things going. That said, the stadium’s a bit 1960’s-tastic and reminds me of the Seattle SuperSonic’s old home, for better or for worse.


  7. Posted by John on 2011/02/02 at 8:52 AM

    I decided to put this information in the most useless place possible….. but…

    It was a balmy -40 this morning. Ambient temperature.



    • Posted by Andy_4Lakes on 2011/02/02 at 11:40 AM

      Hah! We had a blizzard warning, 18 inches of snow and 5-foot drifts. Governments closed and public told to stay off roads. I’m at work though, of course…


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  9. […] around 3.5 million pounds at the end of the season. Altidore is in Turkey to play for Bursaspor. The Shin Guardian has video of Altidore’s interview as he arrived at his new […]


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