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The much-maligned Altidore will be 28 years old by the 2018 World Cup and hopefully will have translated his success in the Eredivisie into a move to France, or back to England or Spain by then.
The same is true of Boyd, who is still only 21 years old and gaining much needed experience in Austria. If he continues to play well, a move back to the Bundesliga is probably not far off.
The combination of pace and power that a Boyd/Altidore combination could provide, especially if it is measured with a few more years of experience and improvement at the highest levels in Europe, would be deadly.
Other interesting forward candidates for 2018 include Andrew Wooten, Villyan Bijev, Juan Agudelo and Omar Salgado.
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