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Old 12-05-2012, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Whos AZ? And Altidore played 9 games for Villarreal and scored one goal, played 28 games for Hull City and scored one goal, played 12 games for Bursaspor and scored one goal lol. And hes only scored 13 goals for the US, pretty average.
Hull scored all of 34 goals that season. The club was terrible. Also, how many minutes did Jozy actually play? I'm not so sure but appearances can be deceptive. He's scored 23 in 44 appearances with AZ. Not too shabby.

I'm not sure what you are arguing, though, as my claim was he was better than Adu. Not his specific quality.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:57 PM
 
Location: IL
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Whos AZ?
AZ is a dutch football club. They aren't too good, but Altidore is their leading scorer. Here are the 2012-13 stats.

AZ Alkmaar 2012-13 Squad Statistics - Dutch Eredivisie - ESPN FC
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:18 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Oh yeah. Scoring a good amount of goals in a weak league (except 3 teams) is not a sign of a good player, he failed in Spain, the 2nd tier of English football and in Turkey.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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What happened was they thrust him into a second rate senior league at an age when he should have been in a proper UEFA academy.
He was never that good t begin with. Not being in a "UEFA Academy" didnt affect his career. The fact he wasnt as good as he was hyped did though.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
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He was never that good t begin with. Not being in a "UEFA Academy" didnt affect his career. The fact he wasnt as good as he was hyped did though.
He was over hyped, I'll agree. But he definitely could've been better if when he was 15 he had signed a youth contract with a decent EPL side instead of being pushed into MLS.
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