Altidore announces his arrival

February 7, 2008
By Ives Galarcep, Special to ESPNsoccernet
HOUSTON -- As the national anthem filled a sold-out Reliant Stadium, and most of his teammates wore stern faces in preparation for the latest battle in the United States-Mexico rivalry, Jozy Altidore looked calm and unfazed. It would have been easy for an 18-year-old to be overwhelmed by the scene, but Altidore relished the moment and made history in the progress.

Altidore's headed goal against Mexico gave the U.S. the temporary lead on Wednesday night in a game that would end 2-2, and ...

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