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June 27, 12:00 PM ET
Chat with Jozy Altidore

Buzzmaster
  (11:55 AM)

U.S. Soccer's Jozy Altidore will be here in a few minutes to take your questions!

Buzzmaster
  (12:01 PM)

Jozy's here!

Mac Dinsmore [via mobile]

Do you play the Fifa video game often? If so what console do you use?

Jozy Altidore
  (12:02 PM)

Yeah, huge player. I actually just got into Call of Duty...I'm amazing. I enjoy FIFA. It's a lot of fun.

Will (Tampa)

What do you do to keep the right mindset and momentum going into the summer break after having such a great month of June with the USMNT?

Jozy Altidore
  (12:03 PM)

Just keep working hard and staying hungry. Trying to find ways to improve.

Freddie (LA)

You guys have some down time now...what will you do with the lay off?

Jozy Altidore
  (12:04 PM)

I don't have too much down time, I start the preseason on Monday. I am in New York working on my foundation and here at ESPN on SportsCenter. Spending time with family and friends.

Jeff (DC)

With having to deal with the national team, your club team and all of their schedules and matches....what kind of goals do you set for yourself when a new season begins?

Jozy Altidore
  (12:04 PM)

First, you want to be consistent. You want to improve on what you did the year before. That's the biggest challenge for any athlete.

Charles (NY)

How important is consistency of the lineup for USMNT? There seemed to be a noticable difference these past few games.

Jozy Altidore
  (12:05 PM)

I just think it's more important that when we spend a long period of time together that we take advantage of the training, so whoever's on the field can perform as a unit.

Tommy (Madison, WI)

How do you feel when AZ plays against the traditional powerhouse such as Ajax or PSV?

Jozy Altidore
  (12:06 PM)

Energized. Excited. Those are always special games throughout the year. It's fun to test yourself against them. It's always a lot of run.

Jake (Minneapolis, MN)

Jozy - You've been the main topic of discussion on a big transfer this summer. How do you handle all of that speculation?

Jozy Altidore
  (12:06 PM)

I don't handle it. That's why you have agents. They do that and I focus on keeping my body fit and right and focused on the next season.

Mac Dinsmore (Charleston WV) [via mobile]

How often do you get recognized as a professional soccer player / U.S. star in the United States ? Are you recognized more often in the Netherlands ?

Jozy Altidore
  (12:08 PM)

Obviously, in the Netherlands, it's different. It's the No. 1 sport there. That's all they talk about. But here, it's pretty cool to have people recognize and talk to you about what you're doing. But it happens more and more every year.

Tommy (Madison, WI)

What do you think of the defensive lineup of the US?

Jozy Altidore
  (12:08 PM)

I think the guys have done a really good job. IT's been tough to have your first experience be in Cup qualifying. They've done good to show that they're up to the task. I look for them to continue to improve.

Will (Tampa)

What do you think will be the toughest test out of the remaining 4 World Cup qualifying matches?

Jozy Altidore
  (12:09 PM)

I think they're all equally difficult. The biggest thing for us is to focus on the next one. That and then solidify our berth.

David (Austin)

Jozy,You're a great example of a young American Footballer overcoming adversity regarding your European "adventure". Do you think perceptions of American players are changing? How will your experience in Spain and Holland frame your choice for any future moves?

Jozy Altidore
  (12:10 PM)

Without a doubt. All over Europe the idea of having an American player is a pleasure, whereas before it was a question as to his ability. That's a credit to the players now and what they've done.

Jozy Altidore
  (12:11 PM)

I think playing in Europe has been good for me. I've experienced it as the height of it. It's made me a better player and a better person, because I think I conduct myself in a manner that's needed to at this level.

Brad (Gadsden,Alabama)

Jozy, Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Jozy Altidore
  (12:11 PM)

No. Nothing.

Tommy (Madison, WI)

How does a MLS team rank among the European clubs?

Jozy Altidore
  (12:12 PM)

It depends on the league. I don't think they'd fair too bad. But I still think we have a bit of a ways to go before we matchup with some of the best leauges out there.

Tony (Richmond, CA)

Who is the toughest player you've had to face in international competition?

Jozy Altidore
  (12:13 PM)

I always playing against a guy...that was one of the toughest games in my career. I don't know how to describe this guy and be kind. He was a jerk. In your face, grimy. Whatever he had to do. And a team...Team Barcelona. They were amazing.

Will (Tampa)

Do you believe Landon Donovan will return to form and play in Brazil next year?

Jozy Altidore
  (12:14 PM)

I think everybody wants to see Landon back to his old self. I'm no different. He's done a lot of great things for U.S. Soccer. To see him back in the shirt and on your team would be great.

Tommy (Madison, WI)

What's your favorite goal so far?

Jozy Altidore
  (12:14 PM)

Scoring the Cup final was probably my favorite goal, this past summer playing for my club team. To win the title was pretty special.

Jozy Altidore
  (12:16 PM)

Thanks to the fans for your continued support. I look forward to the journey that the next year holds.