Jozy Altidore suddenly heated the social media. The Toronto FC and US National Team's striker reacted in a controversial way after Taylor Twellman criticized the USMNT U-23's for failing to book an Olympic Games spot.
Twellman, current ESPN analyst and former soccer player that represented the USMNT, performed in the New England Revolution, and one of the MLS' top scorers, went hard on the U-23 team for their result in the tournament held at Mexico.
The Revs' historic leading goalscorer has expressed that the US U-23's elimination in the Olympic Qualifiers was "pathetic and laughable", and also disregarded "excuses" like players being unavailable or without playing minutes. In One Soccer Today, analyst Oliver Platt addressed Twellman's comments, and later Altidore blasted towards the former USMNT striker.
Altidore's reaction against Twellman
Jozy Altidore didn't hold anything back and went harsh on his Twitter account. The current US National Team's player replied to the video posted by One Soccer in which analysts were commenting about Twellman's latest sayings and wrote: "Taylor twellman national team career was laughable. Beasley should be that analyst or a Mia Hamm. Twellman need to be on extra time radio with Bobby warshaw. He a white boy with connects. Stop giving him a platform."
Altidore's response took many people by surprise, as he wasn't singled out up to then. All of a sudden, he blasted against the current soccer analyst heavily. Bobby Warshaw, former player as well and current writer, analyst, and author, answered: "Big fan of Jozy and athletes speaking their minds. Sports and society are better for it".
Taylor Twellman, on the other hand, hasn't reacted to Altidore's comments so far. Will he do it soon? Things went wild after the Toronto FC striker's tweet, but it didn't go further up to now.