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Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore withdraws from USMNT camp due to injury

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The TFC striker won’t be in the U.S. lineup vs. Canada at BMO Field on Oct. 15

SOCCER: OCT 06 MLS - Columbus Crew SC at Toronto FC
Jozy Altidore (17) of Toronto FC screams in pain after being injured during the second half of the MLS regular season match between Toronto FC and Columbus Crew
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Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore (thigh) will not be in the U.S. Men’s National Team squad when the Americans travel to the North on Oct. 15 to take on the Canadian Men’s National Team in a crucial game for the home side.

Altidore was injured in the 70th minute during TFC’s most recent 1-0 win over the Columbus Crew SC on Decision Day when he went down awkwardly after attempting a shot.

After the match, Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney did not provide an immediate update on the TFC striker, noting that an MRI on his quad was scheduled to take place.

It’s also important to note that according to the USMNT press release, the decision to withdraw Altidore was Toronto FC’s. His status for Toronto FC’s first-round MLS Cup Playoff game on Oct. 19 remains up in the air.