PODCAST: Why USMNT fans should be concerned about Jozy Altidore's Sunderland slump

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With the US national team in final preparations for its international friendly against Ukraine on Wednesday, most eyes are on which players can make an impression on head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. But plenty of fans are concerned about striker Jozy Altidore, who is the topic of conversation with journalist, author and Sunderland fan Jonathan Wilson. The guys discuss Altidore's recent gameday roster snub vs. Manchester City, if he'll see more time later this season and what it means for the US this summer in Brazil.

There's also plenty of MLS to discuss with the regular season just around the corner, and the guys are focused on a busy offseason in the Eastern Conference and what it will mean in the standings this year. Who's the favorite to win the conference, and is Toronto FC's spending spree really the biggest story this season?

The guys also discuss a new kit for the US national team, common courtesy in the line at Chipotle, how fast alligators can run and working for the IRS.


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Simon Borg is a senior editor and on-air analyst for MLSsoccer.com, and the original creator of the "Kick Off" on MLSsoccer.com. He loves organic strawberry jam and once pushed a big kid into a puddle while playing soccer in Malta. And he would do it again right now.

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