Altidore voted US player of year for 1st time
Forward Jozy Altidore has earned his first Futbol de Primera
U.S. national team player of the year award.
The 24-year-old received 233 points and 52 first-place votes in
media balloting released Tuesday. Michael Bradley was second with
176 points and 34 first, followed by Landon Donovan with 127 points
and 24 firsts.
Altidore scored eight goals in 14 international appearances this
year, raising his total to 21 goals in 66 matches since 2007. He
became the first U.S. player to score in five straight games.
Last week, Altidore was selected the U.S. Soccer Federation’s
Male Athlete of the Year for the first time.