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If Altidore leaves Toronto, that'd open a Designated Player spot for a club that missed the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs after nearly capturing the Supporters' Shield in 2020. This year, the Reds finish second-to-last on the league table with a -28 goal differential.
All along, the 32-year-old Altidore was limited to four goals across 16 games (eight starts) while undergoing foot surgery and getting frozen out of the team amid a dispute with former head coach Chris Armas.
The US men's national team legend has been with Toronto since 2015, memorably helping them win a 2017 treble of MLS Cup, the Supporters' Shield and the Canadian Championship. In 139 league games in Toronto, Altidore's scored 62 goals and handed out 20 assists. Before heading to Europe, his pro career began in 2006-08 with the New York Red Bulls.
Should Altidore become a free agent, he could sign elsewhere in MLS or abroad. There's been the possibility of trading him within the league, though his DP contract makes that difficult.
Toronto are entering a busy offseason, with news surfacing Monday that general manager Ali Curtis has departed after three seasons. They're also searching for a permanent head coach after Armas was let go in July, with Javier Perez finishing the season on an interim basis.