Jozy Altidore scores for AZ in easy cup win over Veendam

The prolific striker continued his hot start to the season with his eighth goal in all competitions.
Jozy Altidore kept up his goalscoring ways on Thursday, netting a penalty kick in AZ's 4-1 KNVB Cup win over SC Veendam, which plays in the Dutch second division.

AZ was ahead 3-0 when it was awarded a penalty kick in the 76th minute, which the American striker stepped up and buried to the goalkeeper's right. Viktor Elm had already scored a hat trick for the Eredivisie side, which now advances to the third round of the Dutch cup competition.

The goal was Altidore's eighth in all competitions this season. The 22-year-old leads the Eredivisie with seven goals in his club's first six league matches. The team has posted a 2-2-2 record in those half-dozen games.

The Alkmaar club now turns its attention back to league play, where it will face RKC Waalwijk at home on Sunday.

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