Altidore scores 24th, most for American in Europe

Jozy Altidore broke Clint Dempsey’s record for most goals by an

American in a European club season, scoring his 24th Sunday in AZ

Alkmaar’s 2-1 loss at RKC Waalwijk in the Dutch Eridivisie.

The 23-year-old tied the score in the 69th minute, running onto

a pass into the penalty area and chipping goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet

with a left-footed shot from about 12 yards. Altidore has 17 league

goals to go along with seven in the Dutch Cup.

Dempsey scored 23 goals for Fulham last season, including 17 in

the English Premier League, three in the FA Cup and three in the

Europa League. He transferred to Tottenham in August.

Mart Lieder scored his second of the game for host Waalwijk in

the 76th.