USA fans mock Sunderland on Twitter after Jozy Altidore's performance against Denmark

Jozy Altidore

The ex-Black Cat grabbed a goal and assist in a 3-2 defeat.

The US national team might have failed to create much in the attacking third during Wednesday night’s 3-2 friendly defeat to Denmark in Aarhus, but main man Jozy Altidore certainly made the most of his chances.

The Toronto FC striker opened the scoring in the 19th-minute with his 27th international goal, muscling off two Danish defenders before connecting inside the box with Timothy Chandler’s hopeful cross to volley home a powerful effort.

He was at it again after the interval, too, turning provider with a sliding pass to set up Aron Johannsson’s 67th-minute strike, which put the US back in front following Nicklas Bendtner’s first-half equaliser.

Jurgen Klinsmann’s men would end up losing the lead for a second time and the match after Bendtner completed his hat-trick with two goals in the final eight minutes, but Altidore’s performance was enough to see him emerge from the evening as one of the few praised contributors.

The imposing forward’s Premier League struggles were well-documented during his 18-month Sunderland stint, having scored just once in 42 appearances, but, after netting twice on his MLS return and continuing to produce for the US, American fans are starting to wonder whether the problem might not have been him.

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