The man whose goal secured Toronto FC a championship. Altidore’s time in Toronto will forever be cherished by the fans because of the big goals he scored in his career. “I wanted to go to a place in the next few years where I had a big say on what goes on and where I have to play well for them to win,” Altidore said upon his unveiling in January 2015.What a promise that turned out to be.
Although his first season brought some improvement and the squad’s first trip to the playoffs (a 3-0 loss to Montreal in the knock out round) the club changed forever in 2016, a rebirth that began on the final Wednesday in October when Altidore inspired Toronto FC to its first ever playoff victory against Philadelphia Union. The American scored the third and final goal in a 3-1 win to cap off a man-of-the-match performance that featured intensity with and without the ball, a drive and a burning desire that dragged Toronto FC over an enormous hurdle. It was a monumental individual performance.
He would go on to score in both legs of the demolition of New York City FC, both legs of the sensational series against Montreal Impact and was only denied scoring in all six playoff matches by the fingers of Stefan Frei in the final. The following season on the way to winning the treble, he netted two of the most important goals the club will ever score, the goal to get to the final against Columbus and the game-winner against Seattle to win it all.
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