One to watch: Jozy Altidore (New York Red Bulls & USA)


5th, July 2007


uJXXy3a4.jpgJosmer ‘Jozy’ Altidore, a striker for New York Red Bulls, is still only 17 years old but he’s not looked out of his depth in the MLS, scoring twice in New York’s first three games this season. The Red Bulls are being extremely protetcive of their young star. Since the arrival of Juan Pablo Ángel in NY, Altidore has started only two matches.
Altidore is currently in Canada with the US squad, competing in the U-20 World Cup. He scored in his country’s 6-1 demolition of Poland, although he was overshadowed by Freddy Adu, who bagged a hat-trick. Altidore is a big muscular lad (6ft 1in) with a fierce, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink-esque shot, who would be perfectly suited to the hustle and bustle of the Premiership. Once he’s served his apprenticeship in MLS, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him end up in England. He certainly has the talent to go to the top of the game.
Click below to watch a couple of clips of Jozy in action…

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  1. Justin says:

    What can you say, the kid can play football. I think the attitude surrounding the future of US football is more positive than I can ever remember.
    The current national team is very average, but the U-20s have a few players that can become special in the next 5-8 years. Altidore is one of them.

  2. Good call, many over here across the pond think he’s our best forward… right now.
    I’d love to see him play with the big boys

  3. aja says:

    i agree good call. and while it would be nice to see him in the prem, i like seeing him with ny now.

  4. Visser says:

    Also Id like to add that he is a great early signing on football manager 2007 for lower end prem teams and high end championship teams… as is Eddie Johnson for that matter.