American on the move....Jozy Altidore

As the transfer period enters its final month with a flurry of movement, albeit not of the galacticos variety, there are a few Americans still looking for the right team.

Jozy Altidore seems to have settled his.

Via his Twitter feed and the standard soccer press, it seems as if Premier League side, Hull City, will sign Altidore on a 1 year loan from Villareal.

The move is still subject to a work permit.

I think it is a good move for the young American for a few reasons. Hull City is with out a clear number 1 striker at this time so this move will hopefully provide the consistent first team football which he needs. The Premier League is (arguably) the best in the world so to get the opportunity to go up against the likes of John Terry, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, etc on a week in, week out basis is invaluable and should help his game improve greatly over the next few months.

High risk signing for Hull but, potentially high reward. In his current form Altidore is probably not going to score 15 goals in the EPL, but he definitely has the potential to approach that number. In order for him to get into double digits he will have to improve and mature as a player. He wanted to be on the field and now he will have the burden of responsibility that comes with being a striker. Be about it.

Having survived their first season in the top flight, barely, lets hope that Hull City + Jozy Altidore can improve on last seasons 17th place finish. Their season kicks off on 8/15 against Chelsea.

God speed Jozy...we'll be watching on FSC...

Apparently Kenny Cooper has joined 2.Bundesliga side 1860 Munich as well. A second division team but playing throughout the winter should at least help his chances at being included in next summers roster, that is, if he can stay in good form.

Now if only Freddy Adu could nail something down....


  1. I am really excited to see Jozy play in ENgland. should be interesting to see him adapt to the style of play there which i think fits him well, as he is a tough kid. would have been nice to see him go somewhere to play with a more profound set of midfielders or at least somewhere with another established scorer. oh well just excited to see another american making soccer news in the big time leagues.

  2. I agree but think that he is still young enough where first team action is key. If he can put together a nice season, help Hull stay in the EPL, and follow that up with a successful WC then the teams with the quality midfields will come calling.