The hamstring injury that’s keeping South Florida soccer star Jozy Altidore out of the United States national team’s key World Cup game Thursday isn’t his only problem these days. The brand spanking new $900,000-mansion that the speedy forward bought in the fancy gated community of The Oaks in Boca Raton got flooded. And, according to a breach-of-contract lawsuit filed last month, Altidore has yet to get paid by his flood insurance, Fort Lauderdale’s American Platinum Property and Casualty Insurance. Altidore, who plays his club soccer in England, paid cash for a 4,400-square-foot McMansion in 2012. Last Christmas, however, the house sustained extensive water damage from a burst pipe while Altidore was absent. The whole thing set him back $50,000. Altidore claims in the lawsuit that he hasn’t been paid in full by Platinum. The reason? According to a source, insurance officials told Altidore he reported the water damage too late to be eligible for reimbursement. American Platinum officials did not return a call and email for comment. Said Terrell Matthews, Altidore’s lawyer: “Mr. Altidore expected coverage, and the insurance company is not willing to pay.”
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