Jozy Altidore returned to the United States roster for a friendly game in Russia Nov. 14. A match that ended in a 2-2 draw.
Altidore was returning after being left off the roster for two crucial World Cup qualifying matches. A contentious decision made by head coach Jürgen Klinsmann.
The young U.S. forward had been doing great for his club AZ Alkmaar, but it was not enough to nab him a spot on the roster. The U.S. advanced to The Hex anyway.
Only time will tell if Klinsmann brings Altidore back in to the fold when the last round of qualifying gets underway. But he needs Altidore.
Here are five reasons the USMNT need to have Altidore on the roster for future matches.