Jozy Alitdore Doesn't Score In Bursaspor Debut, But He Does Impress

As we all know, there's a lot more to an impressive soccer play than the goal that sometimes punctuates. Often, it's in the build-up where the most impressive moments happen. The latest example: Jozy Altidore's contribution on Bursaspor's opening goal on Sunday. Rather than describing it, I'll just suggest you fast forward to the :44 mark for the slow-motion close-up that allows you to full appreciate the move.

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It's this kind of in-the-moment skill that should really excite United States National Team fans. While we all want to see Altidore convert chances, that's something that can actually be addressed. If Altidore can develop into a truly skillful player, especially considering his physical attributes, we may actually have something special on our hands. This may not be proof of a budding superstar, but when you're a USMNT fan, you take what you can get.

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