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United States getting needed 'injection of life' with young players - Jozy Altidore

Jozy Altidore looks ahead to Toronto FC's push for the playoffs and discusses the youth movement on the USMNT.

Jozy Altidore believes the current youth movement in the United States team following its failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup was long overdue.

The likes of Timothy Weah, Josh Sargent and Weston McKennie, among others, have emerged in the team's friendlies since a 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago saw the U.S. miss out on the tournament in Russia.

And Altidore told ESPN he was impressed by some of the new faces, while adding that it had been too long since the team had an "injection of life."


Toronto FC acquires forward Lucas Janson on loan from Argentina's Tigre

Lucas Janson of Tigre in Argentina is joining Toronto FC on loan for the rest of the season.
Forward Lucas Janson of Tigre in Argentina is joining Toronto FC on loan for the rest of the season.

Toronto FC acquired Argentine forward Lucas Janson on loan on Wednesday prior to the closing of Major League Soccer's secondary transfer window.

The team announced the acquisition of Janson, who was playing for Tigre of Superliga Argentina.

"Lucas is a young, dynamic player that has the ability to play out wide, up front and centrally as an attacking midfielder," Toronto FC general manager Tim Bezbatchenko said in a statement.

"We wanted to bring in a player that gives us multiple options in the...


Jozy Altidore hopes Alphonso Davies can be role model for black players

Alphonso Davies, fresh off sealing a move to Bayern Munich, returned to the Vancouver lineup with two goals and two assists in a win over Minnesota.
Shaka Hislop and Janusz Michallik delve deeper into Bayern's acquisition of Alphonso Davies and what the club needs to do to ensure he continues to flourish.
Then ESPN FC crew evaluate the value of Bayern Munich's $13.5 million transfer of Vancouver Whitecaps youngster Alphonso Davies.

U.S. striker Jozy Altidore hopes Alphonso Davies can be a role model for young black players following the 17-year-old's record move to Bayern Munich.

In signing for the German champions last month, Davies broke the transfer record for an outgoing MLS player that had stood since Altidore's move to Villarreal in 2008.

Altidore said he believes Davies has a "very, very bright future" and that the Canada international can be an inspiration for others to follow in his footsteps.

"Huge congrats...