Earning the distinction as the second-youngest MNT player to earn 100 caps, Altidore racked up more milestones in 2017, becoming just the third MNT player to move past the 40 goal mark and finishing tied with Clint Dempsey for the USA’s all-time lead in World Cup Qualifying goals with 18. A force up top with Toronto FC, Altidore came within a hair of winning MLS Cup in 2016 before helping the Reds to an unprecedented treble by winning the 2017 MLS Cup, Supporters Shield and Canadian Cup the following year. With the MNT’s focus now on rebuilding for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Altidore is now the undisputed veteran of the forward pool and will be looked to for mentorship and experience as the MNT moves forward towards Qatar.
- Helped Toronto FC to an unprecedented treble as the Reds lifted the 2017 MLS Cup, Supporters Shield and Canadian Cup.
- Became the third MNT player to break the 40-goal mark with his first of two strikes in a 4-0 World Cup Qualifying win vs. Panama on Oct. 6, 2017
- Part of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup winning side, scoring the game-winner in the 2-0 Semifinal defeat of Costa Rica (July 22) and opening goal in the 2-1 Final win vs. Jamaica (July 26)
- Tied with Clint Dempsey for the MNT’s all-time lead in World Cup Qualifying goals with 18
- Led the MNT with eight goals in 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying and finished second in all of CONCACAF, one behind Carlos Ruiz
- At 27 years, 84 days, became become the second youngest MNT player since Landon Donovan to reach the 100 cap mark when he appeared in a 0-0 draw with Serbia on Jan. 29, 2017
- Altidore is a two-time winner of U.S. Soccer’s Male Player of the Year, taking the honor in 2013 and 2016
- Set a U.S. MNT record by scoring in five straight games on his way to becoming joint top scorer for the U.S. in 2013 - tying Landon Donovan on eight goals
- A critical force in the USA’s march to the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup final, scoring game-winning goals against Canada and Guadeloupe and earning Man of the Match honors in both games
- His assist on Michael Bradley’s game-tying goal against Slovenia in the 2010 FIFA World Cup voted Best Assist for 2010 Best of U.S. Soccer Awards
- Started all four 2010 World Cup matches, earning ussoccer.com Man of the Match honors in the USA’s 1-0 victory against Algeria
- Finished as the leading scorer for the U.S. in qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup with six goals
- Became the youngest player in U.S. Men’s National Team history to score a hat trick, tallying all three goals in the 3-0 victory in qualifying against Trinidad & Tobago on April 1, 2009, in Nashville
- Part of Peter Nowak's Under-23 side that qualified for the Olympics in Beijing and appeared in all three games at the Olympics, scoring during the 2-2 tie on Aug. 10 against the Netherlands
- Became the first U.S. international to score in Spain's La Liga when he grabbed a goal on Nov. 1, 2008, against Athletic Bilbao
Personal: A native of Livingston, N.J., he moved to Florida as a child … Born to Haitian parents Joseph and Gisele, whom he lists as personal heroes … Has become very active in helping raise money for relief efforts in Haiti … A member of the FIFA Task Force Against Racism and Discrimination … One of three U.S. players featured on the cover of ESPN the Magazine’s 2010 World Cup Guide …Has one older brother, Janak, and two sisters, Sadia and Lindsay … Sadia played soccer at East Carolina University … Close friends with 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens
U.S. National Team – 2017: Started 10 of 11 matches, recording four goals and three assists … Won his first CONCACAF Gold Cup … Appeared in the three Knockout Round matches scoring the game-winner in the Semifinal vs. Costa Rica (July 22) and opening free kick in the 2-1 Final win vs. Jamaica (July 26) … Named to the Gold Cup Best XI … Tallied an assist on Christian Pulisic’s 46th minute goal in a 6-0 World Cup Qualifying win vs. Honduras (March 24) … Earned Man of the Match honors in a 4-0 World Cup Qualifying win vs. Panama (Oct. 6) when he assisted on Pulisic’s opening goal before tallying two of his own … The brace moved him into back into a tie with Clint Dempsey for first on the MNT’s all-time World Cup Qualifying goals list with 18 … Joined Dempsey and Landon Donovan as the third MNT player to break the 40-goal mark … At 27 years, 84 days, became the second youngest MNT player to earn his 100th cap in a 0-0 draw with Serbia (Jan. 29) … 2016: Despite suffering a hamstring injury just weeks before the start of Copa America Centenario, appeared in 10 matches, starting eight while tallying six goals and two assists en route to his second U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year award … Finished as the team’s leading scorer for the fourth time in his international career … Four of his six goals came in World Cup Qualifying, moving his total to 16 and making him the MNT’s all-time leading scorer in the competition … Scored in both January Camp friendlies, a 3-2 victory against Iceland and 1-0 win vs. Canada … Bagged the fourth goal in the MNT’s 4-0 World Cup Qualifying win vs. Guatemala on March 29 …Scored from the penalty spot in 6-0 win vs. St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Sept. 2 … Brace vs. Trinidad & Tobago on Sept. 6 made him the MNT’s all-time leader in World Cup Qualifying goals with 16 … Enters 2017 third on the MNT’s all-time scoring list with 37 goals 2015 Appeared and started in 13 matches, tallying six goals and two assists. Finished 2015 as the team’s second leading goal scorer … Scored in in 3-2 losses to Chile and Switzerland … Tallied braces in 2-1 win against Peru on Sept. 4 and 6-1 win against St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Nov. 13 … Moved past Brian McBride for fourth all-time on the MNT’s goal list with 31 and third all-time in World Cup qualifying goals, tying him with Eddie Johnson at 10 … 2014: A bad hamstring strain suffered in the 23rd minute of the opening match against Ghana ended Altidore’s 2014 World Cup aspirations … He’d been on fine form in the lead-up, scoring a pair against Nigeria on June 7 in Jacksonville, Fla., in the final match of the Send-Off Series … Started and appeared in 10 matches … Scored in back-to-back matches against Honduras and third-ranked Colombia in London … 2013: With nine appearances (eight starts) and four goals in the 2013 Hexagonal, he has now amassed 26 career caps in World Cup qualifying and notched 10 tallies, tying for fourth on the USA’s all-time WCQ goals scored chart with Hall-of-Fame forward Brian McBride … Set a U.S. MNT record when he scored seven goals in five consecutive appearances from June 2-Aug. 14 … Handed the captain’s armband by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann for the first time in the team’s final 2013 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, a 3-2 win in Panama that handed the U.S. first place atop the Hex … Notched his second career hat-trick in an epic 4-3 comeback win at Bosnia-Herzegovina on Aug. 14 … 2012: Appeared in seven matches, starting three … Used his size and skill in the area to tee up Clint Dempsey for the game-winner in the historic 1-0 win against Italy on Feb. 29 in Genoa … Finished the year with a strong effort in the 2-2 draw against Russia on Nov. 14 in Krasnodar … 2011: Made 13 appearances for the MNT, scoring three goals to raise his career tally to 13 … Scored a penalty against Slovenia for the U.S.’s third goal in the 3-2 win on Nov. 15 … Played in four games in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, including the opening win against Canada when he converted a pass from Donovan in the 15th minute, and against Guadeloupe when he scored the game-winner in the ninth minute …. Earned Man of the Match honors for both games … A hamstring injury prevented him from playing in the final … 2010: Started all four matches at the 2010 FIFA World Cup … Registered an assist on Michael Bradley’s game-tying goal in the 2-2 draw on June 18 against Slovenia, knocking down a header to put the ball in the path of Bradley for the goal that kept the U.S. alive in the tournament … Earned ussoccer.com Man of the Match honors for his efforts in that game … Pushed his career goal tally to double digits, scoring on May 29 against Turkey in the Send-Off Series, tapping home a feed from Landon Donovan and in the 2-2 draw on Oct. 9 against Poland when he took down a great through ball from Jermaine Jones … 2009: Finished with a career-high 17 appearances and six goals … Earned back-to-back ussoccer.com Man of the Match honors by scoring in the 2-2 comeback draw on March 28 in El Salvador before potting a hat trick three days later at home against T&T in Nashville … Scored the game-winning goal against No. 1-ranked Spain on June 24 in the Confederations Cup semifinal, turning on Villarreal teammate Joan Capdevila before firing past goalkeeper Iker Casillas … Recorded his second game-winning goal in World Cup qualifying when he headed home a Donovan cross in first half stoppage time of the 2-1 win against El Salvador on Sept. 5 in Sandy, Utah … 2008: Earned his first start and scored his first MNT goal against Mexico during a 2-2 draw on Feb. 6, 2008, in Houston … Set a record at the time for the youngest player to score for the U.S. during the modern era … Made his first World Cup qualifying appearance as a substitute against Cuba in October, scoring the fifth goal of a 6-1 rout at RFK Stadium … 2007: Earned first cap with the MNT on Nov. 17, coming on as a sub in the 65th minute of the USA’s 1-0 victory against South Africa in the Nelson Mandela Challenge Cup … Under-23s: A member of the Olympic team that competed in Beijing in August 2008, he appeared in all three games during the tournament … Came on as a sub against the Netherlands and promptly scored when he tapped in a cross from Michael Orozco-Fiscal to give the U.S. a 2-1 lead … Started three of the four games he appeared in during Olympic qualifying, twice drawing fouls that set up U.S. goals on free kicks … Under-20s: Earned 17 caps for the Under-20s, scoring six goals … Started all five games at the 2007 FIFA Under-20 World Cup, scoring four goals … Tallied both goals in the USA’s 2-1 win against Brazil … Also scored against Poland and in the quarterfinal match against Austria … Made his first U-20 appearance against reigning World Champion Argentina … Part of the CONCACAF qualifying team that finished at the top of the group … Played in two games during qualifying … Under-17s: Joined U.S. Soccer’s Residency Program in August 2004 … Youngest player on the roster when he joined Residency … Was a prolific scorer in 2005 with the ‘89s, scoring 19 goals in 26 games and adding four assists … Appeared in the 2005 Under-17 World Cup against Italy and the Netherlands … Was one of only three players born in 1989 to make roster … Tallied first international goal with the Under-17 team against Australia at the 2004 Nike Friendlies … Scored two of the team’s four goals to help the U.S. win the Toyota Football Championship in Japan in 2004 … First Appearance: Nov. 17, 2007, vs. South Africa … First Goal: Feb. 6, 2008, vs. Mexico … First World Cup Appearance: June 12, 2010 vs. England … First World Cup Goal: none … First WCQ Appearance: Oct. 11, 2008 vs. Cuba … First WCQ Goal: Oct. 11, 2008 vs. Cuba … First WCQ Assist: Oct. 15, 2008 at Trinidad & Tobago
2017: Achieved MLS career highs in appearances (27), goals (15) and assists (6) in helping Toronto FC win an unprecedented treble by winning the 2017 MLS Cup, Supporters Shield and Canadian Cup … Record two goals in four MLS Cup Playoff appearances … Won Man of the Match after scored the game-winning goal in Toronto FC’s 2-0 victory against Seattle Sounders FC in the MLS Cup Final (Dec. 9) … Scored the series clinching goal to give TFC a 1-0 win vs. Columbus Crew SC in the second leg of the Eastern Conference Final (Nov. 29) … Recorded a goal or assist in 17 regular season matches in helping TFC earn the highest point total in league history (69) … Tallied a goal and assist in a 2-0 win at Vancouver Whitecaps FC (March 18) … Bagged two goals in a 2-0 win vs. Houston Dynamo (April 28) … Collected a goal and assist in a 3-1 win vs. Orlando City SC (July 5) … Bagged a brace in Toronto’s 4-0 win vs. San Jose Earthquakes (Sept. 9) … Won his second-straight Canadian Cup … Appeared in both legs of the Canadian Cup Final, scoring in a 1-1 draw at Montreal Impact in the first leg (June 21) … 2016: Recorded 10 goals and five assists in 23 MLS Regular Season matches … Slowed by a hamstring injury suffered in May, Altidore made an impressive return at the end of July, tallying 10 goals and three assists in 14 matches down the stretch as Toronto FC qualified for the postseason for the second straight year … Once there, Altidore went on an unprecedented run of scoring form in the MLS Cup Playoffs, racking up five goals and four assists in TFC’s six matches, while leading the club to its first MLS Cup Final … 2015: In his first season with Toronto FC, appeared in 25 matches and tallied 13 goals to finish second on the team in scoring … Scored braces on March 7 at Vancouver Whitecaps, April 26 at Orlando City and Aug. 22 vs. Orlando City … Helped TFC qualify for the MLS Cup Playoffs for the first time in club history … 2014: Struggled to find consistent form at Sunderland, experiencing a managerial change in the first part of his tenure … Finished his time in England with 42 appearances … 2013: Secured a transfer to English Premier League club Sunderland from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar after scoring 31 goals across all competitions, a record for American players in Europe … His 13th-minute goal in the KNVB Cup Final proved the game-winner and gave AZ its first Cup title since 1982 … 2012: Capped off an impressive first season with AZ by scoring 20 goals in all competitions, including 15 in league play that contributed to a fourth-place finish in the Eredivisie table … Finished seventh on the league goal scoring chart …Recorded four multiple-goal games, including a pair in a Europa League qualifier on Aug. 25 against Aalesund …Scored in his club debut, a 3-1 win against PSV on Aug. 7 … 2011: Transferred to AZ Alkmaar on a four-year contract on July 14, 2011, whose sporting director is former U.S. international and 2011 Hall of Fame Inductee Earnie Stewart … Scored five goals in his 16 Eredivisie games in the first half of the season, including a brace in the 4-0 victory against NEC Nijmegan … Scored a goal in his first game with AZ, a 3-1 win against PSV Eindhoven … Made seven appearances in the Europa League, scoring four goals … 2010-11: Loaned to defending Turkish League champion Bursaspor to close out the 2010-11 campaign … Finished the loan spell with 12 appearances and one goal … Scored his first goal for the Turkish side on April 8 … During the first half of the season, appeared in nine matches in all competitions for Villarreal, including four starts in the Europa League … Scored in both legs of the Copa del Rey fourth-round series against Polideportivo Ejido, helping Villarreal to a 3-1 aggregate goals victory …Made one league appearance, entering as a sub on Oct. 31 against Sporting Gijon … 2009-10: Moved to Hull City on loan for the 2009-10 campaign … Started his tenure in fine fashion, coming on the 60th minute and quickly setting up the game-winner in the 1-0 win on Aug. 22 against Bolton … Followed with the lone goal in the 1-0 victory in the Carling Cup against Southend United three days later … Appearances reached into double digits before the new year … Finished the loan spell at Hull City with 26 league appearances and one goal … 2008-09: Transferred to Villarreal of Spain's La Liga in June of 2008 for an MLS record fee thought to be around the $10 million mark … Debuted for Villarreal as a second half substitute against Deportivo La Coruña on Sept. 14 … Scored his first goal for the club on Nov. 1 when he netted in the 90th minute against Athletic Bilbao … Loaned to second division leaders Xerez in January, but the team’s form and minor toe surgery prevented Altidore from cracking the lineup … 2007: Had a breakout season with the Red Bulls in 2007, scoring nine goals and adding four assists in 15 games in his second season … 2006: Scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win against Columbus on Sept. 30, 2006, in just his second professional game … Played every minute (180) of the playoff series against D.C. in 2006, scoring the team’s lone goal of the series on a header in the second match … Finished rookie season with nine appearances and four goals … Drafted in the second round (17th overall) by the MetroStars (now the N.Y. Red Bulls) of Major League Soccer.