Altidore hat-trick fires U.S. to comeback win over Bosnia (Reuters)

Bosnia's Edin Dzeko (R) fights for the ball against Brad Evans of the U.S. during their international friendly soccer match in Sarajevo, August 14, 2013. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

SARAJEVO (Reuters) – Jozy Altidore struck a stunning second-half hat-trick as the United States roared back from a two-goal deficit to beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 4-3 in a friendly on Wednesday. The victory in Sarajevo extended Juergen Klinsmann’s team’s winning streak to 12 games and was also Altidore’s fifth successive international game with a goal. Bosnia-Herzegovina, who lead Group G in European qualifying for next year’s World Cup, grabbed the lead in the eighth minute when Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko beat Tim Howard with a close-range shot at the second attempt. …


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