Jozy Altidore available to play in Tuesday's World Cup game vs. Belgium, says US
Jozy Altidore was injured in the US opening match against Ghana on June 16 and didn't appear in their next two games. He has been working out on his own.
Salvador, Brazil — Jozy Altidore is available to play for the United States in Tuesday's World Cup second-round game against Belgium, but it does not appear the forward is ready to return to the starting lineup.
U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said during a news conference Monday that "it's now difficult to say how many minutes."
Altidore strained his left hamstring in the Americans' opener against Ghana on June 16 and didn't appear in their next two games. He has been working out on his own.
Klinsmann says: "Just having him with us tomorrow is huge."