Jozy Altidore soccer playerThe young US striker is set to move to Athens after a rumored deal between his current team Villarreal and Greek champion Olympiacos. Altidore will play for the Greek club on loan for a year.

Jozy was thrust into soccer stardom last month when he scored USA’s first goal against undefeated European Champions Spain during South Africa’s Confederations Cup. The 19-year old has been playing in Europe since last summer after debuting in MLS at the age of 16 for New York’s Red Bulls team. After playing 6 games for Villarreal and scoring 1 goal, he was loaned to second division Xerez where he played little soccer sidelined due to injury. Now, the young striker has a chance to showcase his skill not only in Greece but also all of Europe since the Super League champions have a good chance of playing in the Champions League group stage.

Olympiacos are fortunate to sign such a young an promising player. He will be a great addition to a very young forward line currently consisting of Diogo and Matt Derbyshire (another recent signing for the Piraeus club.) As it stands, Olympiacos now needs only a creative midfield player and they will easily dominate the Greek Super League for another season.

Watch Altidore score at the Confederation Cup against Spain in the video below.


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