Report: Jozy Altidore discussing possible return to MLS

Wednesday January 7th, 2015

Jozy Altidore is discussing a return to Major League Soccer this winter, according to a report from ESPN soccer analyst Taylor Twellman.

Three teams that have shown interest in Altidore are the Portland Timbers, New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC, Twellman says.

The U.S. men's national team striker is currently playing with Sunderland in the English Premier League. He has yet to score a goal over 11 appearances in EPL games this season. His one goal in all competitions came against Stoke City in the League Cup in September.

Altidore debuted with the New York Red Bulls in MLS when he was 16 and has also had stints with English club Hull City, Dutch Club AZ Alkmaar, Turkish side Bursaspor and Villarreal and Xerez in Spain. He left the Red Bulls for Villarreal on a record $10 million transfer fee.

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He enjoyed his most success with AZ Alkmaar, scoring 50 goals in all competitions over two seasons, but he has struggled with Sunderland. The 25-year-old indicated in October that he could look to leave the club if his situation there doesn't improve.

As a member of the national team, Altidore has scored 25 goals over 76 appearances. He missed most of this summer's World Cup in Brazil after tearing his hamstring early in the team's first group game.

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