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Striker Jozy Altidore joined the U.S team on Monday for a workout in Salvador for the first time since being sidelined with a strained hamstring since the United States' 2-1 win over Ghana on June 16. Per ESPN
Altidore has spent the past week jogging separately, but on Monday he warmed up with the team for a portion of training. The U.S. plays Belgium on Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET (ESPN/WatchESPN).
"We are very optimistic," Klinsmann said last week when asked whether Altidore might be ready to play Tuesday. "Every day is a big step forward for Jozy. It's 11 days now [since he got injured] and it's looking better every day, so we're optimistic to have him being part of the Belgium game."
The U.S. plays Belgium on Tuesday at 3 p.m. CST.