USA 2 – El Salvador 0
The ongoing Gold Cup has already seen some controversy, about the involvement of former Chelsea midfielder Florent Malouda in the French Guiana side.
On Wednesday, El Salavdor Henry Romero left his mark on the competition and Jozy Altidore.
USA eased to a 2-0 win over El Salvador in Philadelphia thanks to goals from Omar Gonzalez and Eric Lichaj.
Both goals for Team America came in the final minutes of the first half, so there was little in the way of action during the second period.
Until the USA won a corner, and Jozy Altidore was caught up with El Salvador goalkeeper Derby Carillo and defender Henry Romero.
Romero bits Altidore!
As the trio jostled for the corner, Romero can clearly be seen both biting the former Sunderland striker and twisting his nipple.
These are surely scenes fit for Sunday League football rather than an international competition!
Romero was booked for his actions, whilst Altidore did well to keep his calm ahead of the USA’s semi-final against Costa Rica.
“My girl is mad at me!”
Undoubtedly, the best part of this whole strange incident involves Altidore and his reaction post-game.
Altidore spoke to Steven Goff of the Washington Post and came out with this amusing line: “My girl is mad at me. She’s mad at me, she’s mad at Romero. She’s like ‘Only I can bite u, only I can grab your nipples.”
The more you watch the incidents, it is a huge surprise that Romero got away with just a yellow card.
Kudos to Altidore for such an amusing reaction!
Watch Henry Romero v Jozy Altidore!
— Jason Foster (@JogaBonitoUSA) July 20, 2017
Altidore: "My girl is mad at me. She’s mad at me, she’s mad at Romero. She’s like ‘Only I can bite u, only I can grab your nipples.’ #usmnt
— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) July 20, 2017