Toronto FC not only failed to reach MLS Cup playoffs this season but might also face with departures of their key players. Striker Jozy Altidore, who scored 59 goals in 110 appearances for the club, hinted that 2-1 defeat to Vancouver Whitecaps might be his last game for Toronto FC.
“It’s not in my hands,” – said Altidore when asked whether he will be in Toronto in 2019. “I’ve tried to show every night I stepped on the field since 2015 when I arrived, to give everything I could, all the time. [I] tried to play for the fans, for my family, for everybody that has followed this club. I’ve done what I can.“
“If my future isn’t here, it’s been nothing but a pleasure. I thank the fans for all the support through the years and all the best in the future.” – the 28-year old added.
While Jozy Altidore has one more year left on his contract, there were rumors he could end up returning to Europe where he played in La Liga for Villarreal and had two stints in the Premier League with Hull and Sunderland.
Since Altidore came in 2015, Toronto FC made two consecutive MLS Cup finals in 2016 and 2017, winning the later one. They have also had a strong start of 2018, reaching the final of CONCACAF Champions League. In 2018 season of Major League Soccer season, however, the team struggled to find their form and is currently sitting at the ninth place in the Eastern Conference.