Jozy Altidore's resurgence shows how much U.S. can improve

Saturday August 17th, 2013
Left off the roster not even a year ago, Jozy Altidore is now a fixture in the U.S. starting lineup.
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They probably will look good, but CONCACAF presents a far different test than the World Cup, and the depth that Altidore referenced can't come at the expense of chemistry. Klinsmann has established a style and appears to have his players on board. Now he has 10 months to pick a team and figure out how to put his top players -- Altidore, Bradley, Dempsey and Donovan -- in position to perform their best.

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