ALTIDORE LOANED TO BURSASPOR
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Jozy Altidore will spend the remainder of the 2010-2011 season in Turkey joining Bursaspor on-loan from Spanish club Villarreal.

This marks the third time that Altidore has been loaned out by the Yellow Submarine.

The New Jersey native was first loaned out in January 2009 to Spanish second division club Xerez which ended in disaster as the US international did not see a single minute of action with the club.

Prior to the beginning of the 2009-2010 season, Altidore was loaned to then-Premier League club Hull City where he appeared in 28 league contests but scored just one goal.

The American striker now joins a team that is gunning for its second straight Turkish Super Lig title. Bursaspor currently sit in second place in the league standings with 41 points, just two behind Trabzonspor.

Officials with Villarreal have confirmed that the loan will keep Altidore in Bursa until June.

"Jozy Altidore has been loaned to Bursapsor and will be with the club until the end of the season," Villarreal press officer Hernan Sanz told YA.

Altidore will hope to make his debut with Bursaspor when they host Sivasspor on Friday.
cbb1217
Thursday February 3, 2011 6:29 pm
Amazing how some people love to rag on Jozy. I still think he is a star in the making. he's very young and developing. jozy's problem has been lack of service in his club career. Hull was horrible and had no playmaker to serve him the ball. you'll see.
Portland
Wednesday February 2, 2011 9:29 pm
Jozy is our Emile Heskey. You can only flail in front of goal for so long, eventually you have to start putting the ball in the net.
Ed C.
Wednesday February 2, 2011 3:26 am
they're a very good team, so he has a chance to do very well there. as for going back to MLS - that would be 3 steps backwards. he has been given a great opportunity here, so fingers crossed that he makes the most of it.
Justin
Tuesday February 1, 2011 10:05 pm
He needs to do a Charlie Davies and come back to the states. If he's not gonna get regular playing time right now in Europe then come home and play in MLS where he will start.
Julian Y
Tuesday February 1, 2011 8:04 pm
Don't worry Jozy, it could be worse. You could be loaned to a 2nd division Turkey side like Freddy Adu..
David B.
Tuesday February 1, 2011 4:43 pm
Jozy has to start putting the ball in the net. His production over the past year or so, frankly, has been pretty poor. Perhaps a little better concentration would go a long way.
edmondo
Tuesday February 1, 2011 4:17 pm
Mike E.

I hope that statement was meant to be facetious (in which case, it's funny). If not, then it's quite foolish to say the least.
Mike E.
Tuesday February 1, 2011 1:40 pm
Shame on you for not getting sent to Villa, Jozzer. Michael Bradley feeding you and Darren Bent, THAT would have been cool.
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A big question for U.S. fans heading into the World Cup is surely on Jozy Altidore and just what is plaguing the young striker at Sunderland.
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