Tuesday, July 1 2014, 12:03 AM EDT
Altidore Back For U.S.
Great news announced today for the U.S. Men's National Team.
Jozy Altidore is back.
The striker has been cleared to play in tomorrow's match against Belgium.
However, it doesn't appear he'll be in the starting lineup.
That will be known when match time arrives and lineups are announced.
Altidore strained his left hamstring in the United States first match against Ghana.
That happened in the first half and Altidore hasn't played since.
His availability should be a big boost for the United States.
Coach Jurgen Klinsmann was excited about Altidore's return. "This is what the medical staff is working since his injury on him. And they've done a tremendous job. They've worked day and night on Jozy. Just having him with us tomorrow is huge. How many minutes? We'll see that during the game," Klinsmann said.
The match against Belgium begins at 4:00 tomorrow afternoon on ESPN.
The winner advances to the quarterfinal round and will play either Argentina or Switzerland.
by John Madewell
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