Altidore to Hull City

Yanks forward Jozy Altidore will be loaned out to Hull City, a team starved for offense, and a place where he will really get a shot at making his mark, according to his TWITTER entry four hours ago:

First match is against chelsea subject to a work permit *wink* *wink* lol thanks for the support and love keep it coming. ESPN SOCCERNET has confirmed the story, noting that Hull City was a surprise in not being relegated last season, despite a tepid offensive attack. Indeed, after a start that kept in the top four for nearly fifteen fixtures,including the opening span in which the club lost only once in its first nine league matches, Hull ‘s inability to score goals led to a fall in the standings through much of the season, and the team finished 17th.

This is a good move for Jozy and should continue his development and improve his fitness, which plagued him in the final thirty minutes of most of his matches during the Yanks impressive Confederations Cup.

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