It's not terribly difficult to draw this comparison, but these two stand-outs always seem to be difference-makers on the offensive side of the game.
Johansen led the Blue Jackets in goals during the 2013-14 regular season with 33, 11 more than Artem Anisimov. As for Altidore, his eight goals during the 2013 calendar year tied for most on the USMNT, including seven goals and two assists over a five-match span.
The two players share some qualities in the manner in which they score, but their styles of play are unique in their own ways.
The 6-foot-3, 223-pound Johansen uses his size to his advantage to create space, which in turn allows him to show off the fancy stick work. On the pitch, Altidore uses his 6-foot-1 frame to assert himself as well. His sneaky speed allows him to cruise past defensive fronts and fire from anywhere in the box. Altidore’s versatility has transformed him into a threat from set pieces, crosses and with either foot.
So many goals to choose from, but each player has scored one that has stood out from the rest.
For Johansen, his game-winner against Phoenix to put Columbus that much closer to a playoff berth.
For Altidore, his first-touch finish against Germany off of a cross from Graham Zusi.