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Jozy Altidore's double sparks U.S.'s come-from-behind win vs. Peru

The United States men's national team came back after Peru scored and early goal to win their home friendly by a score of 2-1 thanks to two goals by Jozy Altidore.

Six weeks ago, Jozy Altidore's Gold Cup ended in considerable disappointment, as he was left off the roster that contested the knockout stage. But in Friday's friendly against Peru, Altidore showed he still has a massive part to play in the U.S. team's fortunes, scoring twice in a 2-1 victory.

Peru forward Daniel Chavez opened the scoring with a deflected strike in the first half, but the decision to press higher up the field in the second half got the U.S. on the front foot, and they eventually...

Jozy Altidore rises up to lift United States past Peru

The United States men's national team came back after Peru scored and early goal to win their home friendly by a score of 2-1 thanks to two goals by Jozy Altidore.

WASHINGTON -- Three quick thoughts after United States striker Jozy Altidore scored two second-half goals to give the Americans a 2-1 comeback win against Peru in Friday's friendly at RFK Stadium.

1. Altidore rises to the challenge

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann showed plenty of confidence in his polarizing target man -- whom he sent home halfway through July's Gold Cup because of fitness issues -- by giving him the captain's armband against Peru. And after an underwhelming first half, Altidore...

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Jozy Altidore scores twice in return as United States beats Peru 2-1

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The United States men's national team came back after Peru scored and early goal to win their home friendly by a score of 2-1 thanks to two goals by Jozy Altidore.

Jozy Altidore scored twice in a 2-1 comeback win against Peru as the striker made his return to the United States national team in a friendly at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.

Altidore earned the U.S. a penalty kick in the 59th minute. His attempt from the spot was denied by Peru goalkeeper Pedro Gallese, but the rebound went right back to Altidore, allowing him to score on the put back.

Nine minutes later, Altidore was once again in the right place at the right time, as a deflected shot by Gyasi...