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USA clears Sunderland striker Altidore of serious injury

Jozy Altidore has been cleared to continue training with the USA national team ahead of vital World Cup qualifiers.

The Sunderland striker had a MRI scan of his right hamstring after pulling up sore but has been cleared of any serious damage which will keep him available for selection by Juergen Klinsmann for Friday's clash with Costa Rica in San Jose and Tuesday's meeting with Mexico in Columbus.

A statement from USsoccer.com read: "US Men's National Team striker Jozy Altidore has been cleared to resume workouts after a full evaluation from the medical staff. An MRI evaluation of his right hamstring was normal."

Altidore has been in fine form for the US in recent times, scoring seven goals in his past five outings, including a hat-trick in the 4-3 friendly win over Bosnia in Sarajevo last month.

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