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On paper, Jurgen Klinsmann looks like a genius.
Altidore has scored in five straight games, a first for a U.S. player, and also had an assist on Eddie Johnson's goal. It was the first time the U.S. has come back to win a game in Europe.
For a man who takes an unorthodox approach to everything from tactics to nutrition, a dose of good, old-fashioned consistency has the U.S. national team reaching its potential.
Before 20,250 fans at Rio Tinto Stadium, the Americans remained atop the six-team CONCACAF group. The United States (4-1-1) won three straight games this month, all since a 0-0 draw at Mexico gave it a boost toward the top.
The U.S. holds a two-point lead over Costa Rica and Mexico in the qualifying group in the 10-game final round of the North and Central American and Caribbean region. They will host Honduras next Tuesday night in Sandy, Utah.
Brad Evans scored an unlikely goal in the second minute of second-half stoppage time, giving the U.S. a thrilling 2-1 win that solidified the Americans' chances of qualifying for next year's World Cup.
Behind two goals from Clint Dempsey, a slump-busting tally from Jozy Altidore and the gift of a comical own goal, the Americans defeated highly touted Germany 4-3 in their final friendly before three critical World Cup qualifiers.
Jozy Altidore broke Clint Dempsey's record for most goals by an American in a European club season, scoring his 24th Sunday in AZ Alkmaar's 2-1 loss at RKC Waalwijk in the Dutch Eridivisie.
Jozy Altidore wants to move on from last week's racist chants directed at him during a Dutch Cup game.