Look, it’s very much simplifying the matter to recommend Jozy Altidore outlasted Bob Armas, and that he’s the past person ranking, but it’s hard to look at Altidore’s Instagram the afternoon after the Armas shooting and perhaps not think that has been exactly the plot Jozy was selling here, isn’t it?
Altidore claimed all the best things in his press discussion, but if there is any such thing we have learned from qualified players, it’s that they are definitely driven by perceived slights, whether real or manufactured. Heck Michael Jordan, as we learned in his Netflix docuseries, also made up stories about different players in his head, only for that added added motivation. In this case, Jozy doesn’t have to develop any slights or disrespect, he features a event ready made for him after being told by the ex-coach to essentially “get have a hike.”
Instructor and participant did not get along. Why? We do nearly know the reason why but there is possibly a fair touch to glean from the way in which things were proceeding. Armas had started an unpleasant model that appeared exactly ill-suited to the playing type of Altidore and in exchange, Jozy offered minimal effort to create that press design work. Meanwhile following just a couple of activities, Jozy discovered himself where Jozy has frequently found himself of late…on the physio table. It could be understood why Armas was hesitant to upend his program in favour of Jozy’s whims and likes, because it’s one thing to match one’s body to the abilities of Robert Lewandowski, and another to custom your system to somebody who has three goals in the last two MLS periods combined. Both of these were on an ideological accident class, and it had been never planning to work through again between them.
Well, because of DC United, and accurate documentation setting 7-1 thrashing, Armas found herself shot, and Altidore may begin the ‘Jozy Altidore Vindication Visit ‘, with probably a stop in Toronto to end things off. He is the last person standing…for now.
The problem for Jozy is that there’s very little leeway for him in his return. If he comes back and stumbles again, and the last two years aren’t an aberration, but alternatively the position quo where he inadvertently proves Armas appropriate and cements his exit away from the team at the conclusion of the summer season, this time, you will have number Armas, or Taylor Twellman or Alexi Lalas to blame. If Jozy doesn’t start performing again—at some sensible amount of expectation—it will simply be herself to blame. The coach is fully gone, Alejandro Pozuelo and Yeferson Soteldo are straight back, and there is a new & starving striker in Ayo Akinola who has certainly made the situation for his introduction into the starting XI.