Position/Team: Striker/Villarreal (Spain)
Age/Hometown: 20/Livingston, NJ
National team caps: 32
MLS experience: New York Red Bulls (2006-2008)
Complex says: Altidore certainly knows how to be a groundbreaker for U.S. soccer. Step 1: Become only the second American to play in La Liga (after Kasey Keller) by signing for Villarreal at 18. Step 2: Make sure the transfer fee is $10 million, beating the previous record paid for an American by $6 million. Step 3: Become the only U.S. soccer player to score in the Spanish top flight (here, against Athletic Bilbao). Check, check, check. And the best is yet to come.