He wouldn’t let ignorant, evil people get to him. The referee in the Dutch cup match between Den Bosch and AZ Alkmaar wanted to stop it because Jozy Altidore, AZ’s American striker, was being racially abused from the stands by Den Bosch fans. Altidore asked the ref to keep going, scored a penalty goal and finished with an incredibly calm interview about the whole situation. More
AZ Alkmaar are stunned by Heracles Almelo on day 1 of the Dutch league, losing 3-2 in Almelo. More
Mounir El Hamdaoui is the hot name this season in Dutch Football, leading AZ to a probable championship and himself to the scoring titles. He is among others to rise to prominence around Europe this season due to their goals and ability this season.