Jozy Disappointed By U.S. Drought

Jozy Altidore was surprised to hear this unseemly stat: U.S. strikers haven’t scored a goal in the past two World Cups.

Altidore, on hand to watch Monday night’s Mets-Reds game, said it was “pretty disappointing” that neither he nor any of his fellow front-liners could score in the United States’ four World Cup games.

“I had no idea that was the case. At the end of the day, I think that was something that was pretty disappointing,” Altidore said. “I know, for myself, I thought I did do a lot of things right. Usually I get goals, so for me not to get a goal in this one was pretty surprising.

“But, you know, these things happen…. Now, that’s in the past and I just have to look forward.”

Altidore said the U.S. was “unlucky” against Ghana, predicting “the score would be different” if the two teams played again.

He also said he was in favor of putting more officials on the pitch for games after seeing so many blown calls in the World Cup.

“I just think they need more eyes definitely,” Altidore said. “There’s 22 players on the field and three people can’t see everything that’s going on.”