U.S. VERSUS TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

Altidore shines as U.S. dismantles Trinidad & Tobago

April 1, 2009
By Jeff Carlisle, ESPNsoccernet
When it comes to the U.S. attack, it long has been thought that Brian Ching was merely keeping the forward position warm for Jozy Altidore, especially given manager Bob Bradley's tendency to play with a single striker. But based on Wednesday's 3-0 dismantling of Trinidad and Tobago, which featured an Altidore hat trick, it's clear the Americans' offense functions a heck of lot better when both players are in the lineup.

Altidore's spot in the starting 11 now is etched in stone after he ...

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