US confident over Jozy
Bob Bradley is confident Jozy Altidore will be fit to face Algeria despite the US striker missing training.
Last Updated: 22/06/10 7:03pm
Bob Bradley is confident Jozy Altidore will be fit to face Algeria despite the US striker missing training on Tuesday.
The former Hull City frontman was absent from the final workout before the must-win Group C game due to an upset stomach.
But Bradley is confident Altidore will play as the US go for the victory which will guarantee their progression into the knockout phase of the competition.
"Jozy wasn't feeling well but he'll be fine for tomorrow," said Bradley.
Meanwhile, US skipper Carlos Bocanegra is determined that history will not repeat itself after being part of the side which also went into their final game in the last World Cup needing a win but lost to Ghana to head home early.
Along with Oguchi Onyewu, Steve Cherundolo, Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan and DaMarcus Beasley, Bocanegra is one of six in the starting line-up from the Ghana game in the current squad and he is hoping for a different result this time around.
"We obviously had a bad outing in 2006 and we weren't happy how things worked out. We have a great chance to get a win and advance to the second round," he said.
"It is important to us because of that disappointment four years ago, it's not really extra motivation but it's in the back of our minds.
"You work so hard and train for so long for the World Cup and it can be over so quickly if you don't advance."