Altidore’s late header lifts Americans over Canada in friendly


Jozy Altidore scored on a header in the 89th minute, and the United States wrapped up its annual year-opening camp with a 1-0 victory over Canada in an exhibition on Friday night.

Altidore converted a long crossing pass from substitute Ethan Finlay on the left flank, splitting defenders Samuel Adekugbe and Doneil Henry for his second goal in two exhibitions.

Altidore scored his 33rd international goal, moving one behind Eric Wynalda for third on the U.S. careerlist. Finlay earned an assist in his second U.S. appearance.

Goalkeeper David Bingham posted a shutout in his U.S. debut, and the Americans followed up their 3-2 victory over Iceland in last Sunday’s opener by largely dominating play in front of a small but enthusiastic crowd.