Ex-Sunderland striker Jozy Altidore scores twice for Toronto FC, reacts on Twitter

Jozy Altidore

Jozy Altidore struggled to make an impact at Premier League club Sunderland, but he has started well at MLS outfit Toronto FC.

Former Sunderland striker Jozy Altidore has taken to social networking site Twitter to revel in his great start to life at Toronto FC.

The USA international scored twice for the Canadian club in their 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps away from home in Major League Soccer on Saturday.

Octavio Rivero put the hosts ahead in the 19th minute of the encounter, but Toronto staged a stunning comeback to pick up all three points in the opening game of the MLS season.

Altidore restored parity for Greg Vanney’s side just past the half-hour mark, when he collected Sebastian Giovinco’s through-ball and placed it past goalkeeper David Ousted.

Robbie Findley made it 2-1 to Toronto at BC Place, and Altidore wrapped up the points from the penalty spot in injury time.

It was a remarkable return to MLS for the former New York Red Bulls striker, who struggled to make any impact during his stint at Sunderland before the move to Toronto in January.

In 42 Premier League appearances for the Black Cats, Altidore could score only one goal and, as the Opta Stats table shows, he was truly disappointing at the Stadium of Light.

  Goal AssistChances createdGoalsTotal ShotsShots on TargetAppearancesMins Played
Jozy Altidore 1 27 1 36 14 42 2,080

Altidore left Sunderland for Toronto in the January transfer window, and he seems to have started his career back in MLS pretty well.

Following Toronto’s win against Vancouver and his heroics in that match, Altidore posted the following message on Twitter:

 

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