The Haitian-American soccer player Jozy Altidore, will not be able to play for his native team of Haiti at the Copa America Centenario; however, he has contributed by providing the necessary funding to make sure that people in Haiti have the opportunity to enjoy the games. Altidore and his foundation are donated funds to make sure that every Haiti and USMNT match are broadcasted in Haiti. The St. Luke Foundation will arrange, host and supervise public watch parties for the games, which will feature large projection screens that will be transported to Haiti from Miami.
Haiti will be playing in Group B at the Copa America and its first game at the Copa America will be on June 4 against Peru
The Haitian-American we all have been expecting to shine in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil may be out for the rest of the games.
Just in the 23rd minute of his first game in the 2014 World Cup, Jozy Altidore was obligated to come out. Sadly enough, his brief apparition might have been just that.
He pulled his left hamstring as he was attempting to run with a pass received from midfielder Michael Bradley.
Hamstring injuries are common in athletes. a pulled hamstring is no other than an excessive stretch or tear of muscle fibers and related tissues. During gait, the hamstrings undergo a complex process which makes it very vulnerable to frequent injuries. It must contract concentrically during the end of the stance phase in order to bend the knee and allow the foot to clear the ground. Also, at the end of the swing phase the hamstrings needs to contract while applying a braking moment to knee extension.
Although most Haitians are supporting either Brazil or Argentine in this 2014 World Cup taking place in Brazil, we have been more involved and surprisingly, our involvement have nothing to do with either.
Two players of Haitian origin are currently playing in the World Cup. Jean Beausejour is defending the Chilean National team, and Jozy Altidore is a major contributor in the U.S. soccer team.
The son of a Haitian father and a Chilean-Mapuche mother, Jean Beausejour was born in Santiago, Chile. He began playing Football professionally at Universidad Católica in 2001. Due to his superior soccer skill, he was selected for Chile national team by coach Marcelo Bielsa.
Jozy Altidore is one of the players in the US football national team. He is a great player who has had his own share of glorious moments. He is born of Haitian parents but in the US such that he is an American citizen. He has had various moments which he has made so greatly in the various football clubs he has played for.
Jozy Altidore is currently in the club Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar in the US while at the same time he is a US national team player. He began his career at a very tender age of 16 when he was picked out as the 17th to play for MetroStars now the New York Red Bulls where he traded up to receive the selection.
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