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United States forward Jozy Altidore (17) dribbles the ball against the Nigeria during the second half at EverBank Field. United States defeated Nigeria 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
United States forward Jozy Altidore (17) dribbles the ball against the Nigeria during the second half at EverBank Field. United States defeated Nigeria 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Altidore strikes twice for U.S. in win over Nigeria

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Jozy Altidore scored twice as the United States completed their World Cup preparations with a 2-1 win over Nigeria at EverBank Field in Jacksonville on Saturday.

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Altidore ended his six-month goal drought for club and country with a goal in each half to send the U.S. to Brazil on the back of three successive friendly victories.

Nigeria forward Victor Moses spoiled Tim Howard’s hopes of a clean sheet in his 100th international appearance with a late consolation from the penalty spot.

Altidore's opener in the 32nd minute was a simple tap-in after good work from Fabian Johnson but his second was a fine strike as he took down a diagonal ball from Michael Bradley, cut inside and fired in at the near post.

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