Jozy Altidore’s Second-Half Hat Trick Included This Wondrous, Curly Free Kick

  • Rick Chandler

OK, we’ll probably never be as awesome as Romania, but I’ve just been informed U.S. soccer is good now. Jozy Altidore is scoring hat tricks. The USMNT has won 12 straight — seventh-best all-time in history among national teams, and the world’s longest current winning streak.

And the U.S. beat Bosnia this evening in Sarajevo, 4-3, without Clint Dempsey. The U.S. came back from a 2-0 deficit.

Bosnia is ranked 16th in the world by FIFA, six spots better than the U.S. And Bosnia hasn’t lost at home since 2010.

Are we going to have to start calling it football now?

Anyway, this is great timing for NBC. North Americans actually somewhat a little bit care about soccer now.