Forward Jozy Altidore's status for the knockout stage remains unclear, though he is making positive progress since straining his left hamstring in the first half of the Americans' opening win against Ghana on June 16. He ran at a good pace around the field without any signs of pain under sunny skies at Sao Paulo Futebol Clube on Friday morning and did some stretching on the sideline with the assistance of the training staff. He has run several times now without further problems.
"We are very optimistic. Every day is a big step forward with Jozy," coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. "It's 11 days now and it's looking better every day, so we are optimistic we have him being a part of the Belgium game."