Sunday, June 13, 2010

"Pride of Boca Raton, Florida" Gets World Cup Start Against England

Need a reason to watch? Jozy Altidore is the first South Florida soccer player selected to the U.S. Men's National Team in 20 years

"Dreams come true,'' Jozy Altidore observed before he left for South Africa and the incomparable experience of playing in a World Cup. "Look at me right now."

There's no doubt the 20-year-old Boca Raton product recognizes his blessings, but that doesn't mean they've come easy. His parents met after each fled Haiti in search of a better life; his father, a farmer's son, had nothing more to his name than $200 and a burgeoning crush on the countrywoman he found sitting next to him on a New Jersey bus.

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