Video: Departed Sunderland misfit Altidore nets again

Jozy Altidore

The now-Toronto FC striker opened the scoring in the USA's clash with Denmark.

Jozy Altidore’s scoring issues in the Premier League have been well-documented but the since-departed Sunderland striker has never had much problem putting the ball in the net for the US national team.

The imposing striker gave Jurgen Klinsmann’s men the lead in the 19th-minute of Wednesday night’s friendly against Denmark in Aarhus, muscling off two defenders before volleying the ball into the net from right-back Timothy Chandler’s hopeful cross.

The goal was Altidore’s 27th in his 79th international appearance and he now sits just three behind fourth-placed Brian McBride on the USA’s all-time scoring list, with the Fulham legend managing 30 between 1993 and 2006.

Aged 25, it looks like the Toronto FC star is going to blow past McBride’s mark in the near future, although he still has some work to do to catch up to the now-retired Landon Donovan’s record-setting 57.

He wasn’t the only maligned ex-Premier League forward to net in the Denmark clash either, as former Arsenal misfit Nicklas Bendtner came up with the home side’s equaliser just after the half-hour to leave the two teams level heading into the break.

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