The U.S. men’s national soccer team is one game closer to securing a birth to next summer’s 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, all (or at least mostly) thanks to the resurgence of Jozy Altidore’s nose for continuously finding the back of the net.
In last night’s home qualifier against Honduras, Altidore scored the team’s lone goal in the 72nd minute, as the U.S. pulled out their fourth victory in as many tries. Coincidentally, Altidore scored a goal in each of the four games, tying a men’s national team record for consecutive goals scored in the process.
The 23-year-old center-forward has been in top form lately, and perhaps some of the credit can be attributed to his adidas F50 adiZero TRX soccer cleats. Along with flashing incredible speed, Altidore has showed impressive ball control in his bright orange (or Infrared) F50’s. Granted the U.S. does go on to secure a spot in the World Cup, the team will rely heavily on Altidore to continue his high level of play if it hopes to make a serious run for the cup.