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ASN Morning Read: Jozy Just Wants A Friend

Jozy Altidore sounds off on playing two up top; Fabian Johnson seems amenable to playing just about anywhere on the pitch; A young U.S. defender makes his presence felt with a major Mexican club.
BY Jesse Yomtov Posted
May 16, 2014
8:30 AM
  • Asked about the U.S. using two forwards in the friendly against Mexico, Jozy Altidore was quite excited. “It was awesome,” Altidore said. “I watched, and I thought the team was so fluid. That was great, the way everybody played. Mikey [Bradley] was fantastic. I thought it was a flawless performance in the first half.” And now we know what Jozy calls Michael.

  • Brian Sciaretta caught up with California native Miguel Palafox, who has broken through with Leon’s first team.

  • The million-dollar question that we’ve all been asking for the last two years: Where should Fabian Johnson play? “I want to play [midfield], but at the World Cup I’m going to play defender if I want to be in the squad,” Johnson said.

  • John Godfrey read between the lines of Jurgen Klinsmann’s comments.

  • Tim Howard and Alexi Lalas had an amusing Twitter takeover yesterday:

  • Osvaldo Alonso isn't too optimistic about his chances to ever play for the U.S. “At this point, I don’t think it’s going to happen,” Alonso said. “It’s been difficult, with Cuba, with the federation, so it’s not going happen... I’m frustrated, talking with some people here, talking with some people there, nothing happens. I’m very upset."

  • Northern California isn’t too shabby:
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