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Altidore to Greece?

Greek media is reporting that Olympiakos has targeted USA forward Jozy Altidore. Click here for a fuzzy image of a front page referencing Villarreal's 19-year-old player. Awaiting more details.....

By Steve Goff  |  June 25, 2009; 11:52 AM ET
Categories:  Greece , U.S. men's national team  
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That's pretty big. I'm sure it won't be the last destination we hear before it is all said and done though.

Posted by: sitruc | June 25, 2009 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Shouldn't the Greeks put a triangle in Altidore when they're trying to spell it?

Posted by: Alsatian1 | June 25, 2009 11:59 AM | Report abuse

NO. Next?

Yes, he'll get minutes, but he can do better.

Posted by: UnitedDemon | June 25, 2009 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Is Olympiakos in the group stage of the Champions League this year?

Posted by: CACuzcatlan | June 25, 2009 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Along the same transfer vein, for those of you that read Spanish, a MARCA blogger is saying that Gooch's line of suitors may have increased markedly after last night's performance.

http://marcawas5.recoletos.es/blogs/Controlador?opcion=9&codPost=3252

Posted by: Juan-John | June 25, 2009 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Is Olympiakos in the group stage of the Champions League this year?

Posted by: CACuzcatlan | June 25, 2009 12:13 PM

As Greek champions, they enter the competition at the third qualifying round. Which (I think) means they'll have to knock out two clubs to reach the group stage (?)

Posted by: Kev29 | June 25, 2009 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Olympiakos is a big big club, but after Altidores goal, i'd imagine his transfer fee to be pretty high, which i dont know they can cover it.

And Gooch had a great game, this game has just made anyone on that starting 11 and the subs that came on's value go higher.

Posted by: BolivianDCFan | June 25, 2009 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Off topic, notorious soccer hater Jim Rome is getting ready to hold forth on his radio show, on yesterday's "huge win."

Posted by: SportzNut21 | June 25, 2009 12:47 PM | Report abuse

I suspect this is neither the first or last suitor that wants to bring Altidore to their team. We'll find out how much Villareal really values him in the next week.

Posted by: strago | June 25, 2009 12:49 PM | Report abuse

From Google's translation of the article in Marca:

"Appetizing piece at zero cost, no missing girl."

What more need be said?

Posted by: mmathai1 | June 25, 2009 12:49 PM | Report abuse

I shun Jim Rome

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | June 25, 2009 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Dont do it, Jozy

Posted by: hoyasaxadc | June 25, 2009 12:56 PM | Report abuse

"It's a nice win, but it's not going to change anything...even if you beat Brazil 10-nothing, you'll still be looking up at televised poker." -- Rome, minutes ago

okay, back to the shunning of Rome.

Posted by: SportzNut21 | June 25, 2009 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Dangit, Goff beat me to a Jozy scoop? :)

He can hang w/ that Atlanta Hawks player that went over there...

Posted by: Reignking | June 25, 2009 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, that transliteration comes out Altintor. Can't read the rest, it's too blurry.

Posted by: uac1530 | June 25, 2009 1:05 PM | Report abuse

His best move would be to the Dutch league which places a premium on attacking football and good ball movement. Look what it did for Michael Bradley who spent two years at Heerenveen. I would like to se Jozy at Ajax who are really in need of a good central targetman since Huntelaar left for Madrid.

Posted by: agoldhammer | June 25, 2009 1:14 PM | Report abuse

I hope he stays right where he is. Especially with rumors of Rossi potentially leaving http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=657036&cc=5901 He should get more time there next season.

Posted by: SeanWG | June 25, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse

I would like to see him at Olympiakos, he would play consistently and play in UEFA competitions. The Greek league is hardly a bad league. It is a good place to establish some consistency for a young player. imo.

Posted by: nico78 | June 25, 2009 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Kev29:

The 3rd qualifying round is the last one. Advance there and you're in.

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If Olympiakos want him to be a starter, or at least a player that appears every week, fine. There's a lot of pressure at the club, and he'll become a better player for it. On the other hand, other stronger leagues might beckon. I'd rather Altidore play against strong opponents often, rather than waiting for Champions League matches and games against the other big club in a given league (places like Greece, Turkey, and Scotland fall into this category). In any case, playing time is the key, and that includes the option of staying at Villarreal.

Posted by: Chest_Rockwell | June 25, 2009 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Eh, Altidore would likely get plenty of playing time next season in Spain.

However, if Villareal doesn't have him in their plans, I think Holland or Germany would be his best bets.

Posted by: alecw81 | June 25, 2009 2:58 PM | Report abuse

"It's a nice win, but it's not going to change anything...even if you beat Brazil 10-nothing, you'll still be looking up at televised poker." -- Rome, minutes ago

okay, back to the shunning of Rome.

Posted by: SportzNut21 | June 25, 2009 12:59 PM | Report abuse

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And to Rome I would say, even if Kornheiser, Wilbon, Marriotti, Paige, Stat Boy et al were all abducted by aliens, you would still be doing a TV show in a timeslot where no one watches/cares.

Posted by: M__N | June 25, 2009 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, that transliteration comes out Altintor. Can't read the rest, it's too blurry.

Posted by: uac1530 | June 25, 2009 1:05 PM

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Actually, the NT combo in Greek is a hard D sound. The delta (triangle) is a th sound (kinda like spanish).

Posted by: jyindc | June 25, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Triangle or not, I fear the beating he would take in the Greek league. I'd rather him get tutelage in Holland instead of triage in Greece.

Posted by: Alsatian1 | June 25, 2009 5:18 PM | Report abuse

He'd be better off back in Jersey. The Greek league is garbage.

Posted by: kdiff813 | June 25, 2009 9:27 PM | Report abuse

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