Bruce Arena teases Jozy Altidore’s move to New England Revolution – XenBet

New England Revolution head coach Bruce Arena teased the signing of Jozy Altidore on Friday just hours after the striker said goodbye to the Toronto FC supporters.

Altidore originally joined Toronto in 2015 and has been a huge success, scoring 79 goals in 173 games across all competitions to help TFC win MLS Cup, Supporters’ Shield, and Canadian Championship titles.

But as Bob Bradley reshapes the TFC roster this off-season, Altidore has long been rumored among those leaving the club with the Revs the most likely destination. On Friday, the former USMNT striker said goodbye to the Toronto fans with a reported Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) deal looming.

“Thank you Toronto and all the fans for a wonderful seven years,” Altidore said in an Instagram post. “To all the staff and my teammates throughout this time, THANK YOU!! Toronto will always be home. Thank you MLSE and Larry and Judy Tanenbaum for all of your support over the years. See you soon and all the very best in the future.”

When asked about Altidore’s goodbye during an interview with 98.5 The Sports Hub on Friday, Arena all but confirmed the transfer.

“It sure sounds that way, doesn’t it? I think that’s going to happen, so we’re happy to get Jozy,” Arena said (via MLSsoccer.com). “He’s going to need a little bit of time to get ready. He’s been a very good player in Major League Soccer, abroad and with the US national team. So we’re hopeful that we can get him up to speed over the next month. But he’ll be a great addition to our roster.”

Arena and Altidore are already familiar with each other from their time together with the New York Red Bulls between 2006 and 2007 – Altidore scored 12 goals in 30 appearances under the now-70-year-old coach.

The striker will provide genuine competition and back-up to the Revs’ talented forward line, which already includes Adam Buksa and Gustavo Bou.

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Author: Heidi Porter