After a goalless first-half, Altidore opened the scoring in the 54th minute, pouncing on the rebound after NEC goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen saved his header. Altidore made his first start in the league for AZ on August 21, when they played host to NEC Nijmegen at the AFAS Stadion. Altidore scored again nineteen minutes later after some nice passing with Adam Maher and AZ ran out 4-0 winners. On August 25, world cup 2022 jersey Altidore started in the second leg of the UEFA Europa League final qualifying match against Aalesunds FK from Norway.