Having Jozy Altidore and Micheal Bradley consistently called up to the American National Team may be a blessing in disguise for Toronto FC, as lately the red, white and blue has been a place for the pair to find both form and confidence. Despite a late game collapse that saw the US lose 3-2 to Denmark, both Altidore and Bradley played well and the chemistry between them continued to flourish.
Altidore scored a games opening goal after out-muscling two defenders before volleying the ball into the back of the net. It was the kind of play that Toronto will hope for all season from Altidore that showed pure determination. While the ball that ultimately sent him in deserves some credit, it was nothing special and more due to Altidore's positioning that the ball found its way into the net.
From there Nicolas Bendtner would equalize with what would be his first of a stunning hattrick against the Americans. However, before the Danish striker put the game to bed the US did momentarily have the lead for a second time and it was the Toronto duo who made it happen.
In his classic central midfield position, Bradley delivered a brilliant through-ball that found the foot of Altidore. Altidore took one touch before firing a pass across to Aron Johannson who just had to tap the ball into the back of the net.
Bendtner would score twice more in the last ten minutes as the match was turned on the American's heads. But Toronto can feel comfortable that its American duo was able to have a strong influence on the game, and should come back to MLS in good form.
The United States have one more match before they wrap up the March international break, played on March 31 against Switzerland.