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USA's Klinsmann anticipating a 'fantastic' season for ex-Sunderland striker Altidore

Jozy Altidore is set for a terrific MLS campaign with Toronto FC according to USA boss Juergen Klinsmann.

The 25-year old striker returned to MLS from Premier League side Sunderland in January and immediately made an impact in TFC's opening weekend win over Vancouver Whitecaps.

Altidore netted a brace in the 3-1 triumph and Klinsmann is hoping he can continue to produce that type of form after a difficult time in England's top flight.

"[Altidore] had a tough time the last 18 months in the Premier League, and for him it's an awesome feeling to start right away with two goals," Klinsmann told USsoccer.com ahead of upcoming international friendlies with Denmark and Switzerland.

"We all know what Jozy can do when he's healthy and fit. Hopefully he's off to a fantastic season."

Altidore, who already has 78 internationals to his name, is expected to be called into Klinsmann's roster for the March 25 meeting with the Danes and the clash with the Swiss six days later.

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