MEXICO CITY, Jul 28 (Reuters) – The Puebla club announced on Thursday the arrival of American striker Jozy Altidore, who played with his team in the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, as a reinforcement for the Apertura tournament of Mexican soccer.
Altidore comes to the Mexican team on loan from the United States Major League Soccer (MLS) club Toronto, Canada, where he won the championships in 2016 and 2017.
“The player arrives on loan for six months to the institution, so he joins to reinforce the team led by Nicolás Larcamón for the Apertura 2022 tournament,” the Puebla club reported in a statement.
“The scorer has a powerful right hand that, added to his intensity, physical strength and aerial game, will undoubtedly strengthen the offensive sector of Puebla,” he added.
The 32-year-old striker will have his first experience in Mexican soccer after playing for Red Bull New York in the United States, Villarreal and Xerez in Spain, Hull City and Sunderland in England, Bursaspor in Turkey and AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands.
“Hello everyone, I’m Jozy Altidore and I’m here to play Pueblota,” said the soccer player in a video posted by Puebla on his Twitter account. (Report by Carlos Calvo Pacheco)