Jozy Altidore Breaks Long Goal-Scoring Drought with a Brace Against Nigeria

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Jozy Altidore Breaks Long Goal-Scoring Drought with a Brace Against Nigeria
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Jozy Altidore, of he-who-only-scored-one-goal-for-Sunderland-all-season lore, broke his long, long goal-scoring drought with a dazzling brace against Nigeria on Saturday. 

He last scored on December 4, 2013.

It was a perfect World Cup send-off for the U.S. men's national team, who triumphed over visiting Nigeria 2-1 in Jacksonville.

Altidore's first was as simple as it gets. Two quick passes from the right wing left Altidore all alone in front of the net with not even the goalkeeper to beat.

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On Altidore's second goal, Michael Bradley played a perfect pass over the top of Nigeria's defense. Altidore held the ball up, beat his man and fired a powerful shot from just inside the 18-yard box to double the lead.

The USMNT won all three of the friendlies in the send-off series before heading to Brazil.

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