Jozy Altidore Joins Premier League Soccer Club

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LONDON (AP) - Jozy Altidore says he has joined Premier League club Hull subject to a work permit being granted.

The 19-year-old U.S. striker announced on Twitter that he will be introduced at a news conference Thursday.

He wrote Wednesday: "First match is against Chelsea subject to a work permit ... thanks for the support and love keep it coming."

Altidore joined Villarreal from the New York Red Bulls in June 2008. After making only two starts and four substitute appearances during the first half of the season, he was loaned to Xerez in the second division on Jan. 30.