In his highly anticipated return to MLS, the U.S. Men’s National Team forward did not disappoint, finding the back of the net twice to lead Toronto FC to a 3-1 win over Canadian rivals Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BC Place on Saturday. The two goals scored in Vancouver marked Altidore’s first in MLS since 2008, when the striker was with the New York Red Bulls.
After going down 1-0 in the 19th minute, Toronto stunned the home crowd 13 minutes later with a fantastic combination between Designated Players Sebastian Giovinco and Atlidore to draw things level. Giovinco worked his way around the top of the area before playing an excellent through ball for Altidore who maneuvered around Vancouver ‘keeper David Ousted and slotted home his shot from inside the six-yard box.
Toronto FC returns to action this Saturday on the road against Columbus Crew SC in the first matchup of the Trillium Cup series (7:30 p.m. ET., TSN2, MLS Live).