Jozy Altidore has played in only one game since returning to Major League Soccer and he already has some hardware to display.
Altidore spearheaded Toronto FC's 3-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps with a pair of goals, and he was voted the MLS Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR).
After Toronto fell behind early, Altidore scored the equalizer in the 32nd minute, latching onto a pass from fellow new Designated Player signing Sebastian Giovinco to beat goalkeeper David Ousted.
Toronto then went ahead early in the second half thanks to a goal from Robbie Findley. In the closing minutes of the game, Altidore capped off his MLS return by drawing a penalty and then successfully converting the spot kick with a chip down the middle.
Altidore becomes the eighth player in Toronto FC history to earn MLS Player of the Week honors, and the first since Jermain Defoe secured the distinction in Week 2 last season. Toronto returns to action on March 14 against the Columbus Crew.
- Josh Sanchez