VIDEO: Altidore puts US 1-0 up over Denmark against run of play

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The game began incredibly sloppy for both sides, with the United States guilty of the most egregious giveaways, but they were the most lethal as well.

Just moments after a horrible Timmy Chandler mistake nearly cost the US at the back, the 24-year-old right-back weaved his way up the touchline and delivered a long, searching ball to Jozy Altidore who was double-teamed by Simon Kjaer and Daniel Wass at the opposite end of the box.

As Jozy has done so many times for the national team – in spite of whatever his club form happens to be – he followed the bounce of the ball perfectly and rifled it home on the volley from a tight angle. It looked to have taken a slight deflection off Kjaer on its way in, fooling goalkeeper Stephan Anderson who looked like he should have done better.

Denmark has since – deservedly – leveled on a tap-in goal from Nicklas Bendtner, who was left completely unmarked in the box with Chandler losing his man on the back side.