So Jozy Altidore had himself a nice little game yesterday. Here is a post-game interview with Altidore. AZ Alkmaar is now headed to the final of the KNVB Cup on May 9 against PSV Eindhoven. Jozy has scored seven goals in five KNVB Cup matches this year, including at least one in each of the five games, becoming the first AZ player to do that since Barry van Galen in 2000-01.
Jozy wasn’t the only American who scored yesterday. Zach Pfeffer scored for Hoffenheim’s U-19 team in a 3-0 win over SC Freiburg. Russell Canouse also went the full 90 minutes for Hoffenheim.
Sticking with Hoffenheim, the team’s website has an interview up with Fabian Johnson. On a slight Johnson tangent, what if Edgar Castillo continues to play well? Maybe start Castillo at left back for the USMNT and bump Johnson up to midfield on the left side to create some width? Just spitballing here.
Sacha Kljestan and Anderlecht lost in league play yesterday, the team’s first since October 27. The team was 13-0-2 in league play over that stretch before yesterday’s loss. And Kljestan talked to Greg Seltzer about a few things as well as the possibility of becoming a captain at Anderlecht in the future.
Thanks to Armando for e-mailing this in, but here is a video on Jermaine Jones. It looks to be from last September, but I had not seen it before.
Our goal tracker has been a lot busier this month, especially in the last week. So check that out.