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Michael Bradley

Altidore scores twice as US routs St Vincent 6-1

Jozy Altidore scored twice as the United States bounced back from an early deficit and routed tiny St. Vincent and the Grenadines 6-1 Friday night in the Americans' opening qualifier for the 2018 World Cup.

Oalex Anderson, a member of the third-division Seattle Sounders 2 who turned 20 on Wednesday, took advantage of defensive confusion by Gyasi Zardes and DeAndre Yedlin to put 129th-ranked St. Vincent ahead in the fifth minute.

But Bobby Wood tied the score in the 11th, Fabian Johnson put the 33rd-ranked Americans ahead in the 29th and Altidore scored two minutes later, becoming the fifth U.S. player to reach 30 international goals.

Geoff Cameron and Zardes boosted...