New England Revolution

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS - JUNE 26: Jozy Altidore #17 of the United States celebrates after scoring during the second half of the CONCACAF Gold Cup match against Panama at Children's Mercy Park on June 26, 2019 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

A busy offseason continued for New England Revolution on Monday, as the team finally confirmed that they have indeed added veteran forward Jozy Altidore on a three-year contract following Altidore’s departure from Toronto FC.

Altidore’s move to the Revs comes after TFC used its guaranteed contract buyout on the 32-year-old, who battled injuries and ultimately totaled four goals on 17 shots in 10 total appearances between regular season contests and Concacaf Champions League play last season.

“Jozy is a player we know well and feel confident that he will be an excellent addition to our team,” Revolution sporting director and head coach Bruce Arena said in a release confirming the addition. “I believe Jozy can continue to be an outstanding goal scorer, and we will work hard to get him back to full fitness and in good form over the next couple of months.”

With Toronto FC for the last seven years, Altidore departed the franchise as one of the most prolific scorers in team history, with 79 goals (second-most in franchise history) along with two MLS All-Star nods and MLS Cup MVP honors with TFC.

The 6-foot-1, 174-pound Altidore is also most of the most accomplished players in U.S. soccer history, with 42 career goals for the national program, third to only Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan, both of whom scored 57 goals on the international stage. Altidore has also made five FIFA World Cup appearances between 2010 and 2014, and tallied 18 goals in 41 World Cup Qualifying games while participating in four Concacaf Gold Cups. Altidore was also named U.S. Soccer’s Young Male Player of the Year in 2006 and is a two-time Male Player of the Year honoree in 2013 and 2016.

Altidore’s move to New England also comes with a reunion with Arena, as the two first connected during their time together with the New York Red Bulls over 15 years ago.

“I am excited to begin this next chapter with the Revolution and look forward to competing for trophies in New England,” Altidore said of the move to the Revolution. “I am grateful for this opportunity to reunite with Bruce Arena and look forward to getting to work with my teammates immediately.”

In addition to MLS runs with New York and Toronto, Altidore’s career has included spots in Spain with Villarreal, England with Hull City and Sunderland, Turkey with Bursaspor, and the Netherlands with AZ Alkmaar.

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