While long-term solutions are appearing left and right for the US men’s national team at some of Europe’s top clubs, question marks still surround the striker position.
USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter addressed that very topic on the latest Extratime episode, calling Toronto FC’s Jozy Altidore their most talented option. The 30-year-old has dealt with persistent hamstring issues, though his 42 goals and 115 caps on what’s presumably a young squad could pay dividends.
“What I would say is just looking at the striker position in general, I think you have Jozy Altidore who is probably still the most talented that we have in that position, but he’s got fitness issues,” Berhalter said. “Let’s call it what it is. He’s not fit to play 90 minutes, he’s not fit to play at the level we need him to. But he’s still an amazingly talented player, so our goal there is