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.
Potential disaster for #TFC. Jozy Altidore had to be subbed out with an injury.— Joga Bonito (@Jasoninho10) October 6, 2019
He went down very awkwardly after Mensah slid in to block his shot, and then limped off. Really, really hope that won't keep him out of the playoffs.
#TORvCLB #MLS #TFCLive pic.twitter.com/e8sPyhNjyr
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.