Altidore was just showing off with this one.
Toronto FC and U.S. men's national team striker Jozy Altidore didn't need much time to make his mark on the team's contest against the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday.
For the second straight game since returning from the Gold Cup, Altidore found the back of the net in tremendous fashion, connecting on a back-heel flick and directing it past goalkeeper Luis Robles as part of a 3-1 win.
Altidore's brilliant move came just five minutes into the game against his former team and one week after his stoppage-time free kick helped Toronto secure a win against Canadian rival Montreal.
Toronto FC is currently in sixth place in MLS's Eastern Conference, tied on points with NYCFC for the final two playoff places and two points ahead of surging New England, which is unbeaten in nine matches since firing manager Brad Friedel.