Altidore's career set to take off in Europe

June 7, 2008
GalarcepBy Ives Galarcep
If it seems as if Jozy Altidore's meteoric rise from unknown teenage draft pick to reported $10 million man happened in a flash, it's because it did. How fast did it happen? Try 28 months.

Just 28 months ago, Altidore was a 16-year-old shaking hands with commissioner Don Garber at the 2006 MLS SuperDraft. His selection came in the second round, and didn't draw that much attention, but all you had to do was talk to Altidore on that day and you could sense that there was something special ...

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