This was mid discussion, but I think my post sums him up pretty well. He is the type of player that dominates inferior competition, but when he plays good competition he is completely and utterly exposed.He had a total of 9 apearences with Villarreal and then he was loaned out to Hull City where he scored 1 goal in 28 appearences for a team that was relegated shortly after. Like I said, if he were good enough, EPL teams would have noticed when they were playing against him (I actually think most of his apperances were late in games, which is pretty sad) and would have attempted to sign him.
"playing" for upper level leagues is very relative, as he barely played and when he did he wasn't good enough.
I absolutely hope he plays well in the actual WC, but he won't be playing Honduras, Jamaica, Guatemala, etc in the WC.
Altidore had to go to the Dutch league because he couldn't cut it with the big boys.