TheNearPostDempsey is an interesting hybrid of a player and I kind of think his comfort in multiple positions might be useful in a false nine position. Apart from that, Altidore's ability as a trustworthy striker have been questioned. He's always seemed a bit more comfortable running at the backline from deep or wide areas, rather than having his back facing them. Dempsey's movement could drag centerbacks out of place, creating space for both Altidore and Donovan to exploit.