5 Clubs Where Jozy Altidore Could Restore Confidence

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5 Clubs Where Jozy Altidore Could Restore Confidence
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One year ago, fresh off a 31-goal season with AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands and having scored in four straight games for the United States men's national team, striker Jozy Altidore transferred to Sunderland in the English Premier League in a deal reportedly worth $13 million.

However, things in England did not go smoothly for Altidore. The coach who had signed him was fired, the team found itself mired in a relegation battle and Altidore managed to score just two goals in 39 appearances.

Then, this summer, it looked as if Altidore had returned to form during his play with the United States men's national team in their lead-up to the World Cup. He played well in the side's send-off matches, topped by a brace in their final warm-up game against Nigeria.

But once the tournament began, Altidore only saw 23 minutes of playing time as he tore his hamstring in the first half of the team's opening match against Ghana and was forced to sit out the rest of the tournament.

At the end of last season, there was much talk about whether or not Altidore would stay with Sunderland, but since his World Cup injury, that transfer talk has died out. And now that the World Cup is over, Altidore's focus will return to his club form.

Here are five clubs where he could restore his confidence.

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