Jozy Altidore said he is committed to staying at Toronto FC, but said he would be prepared to move on from the Canadian club.
"For me and my family, Toronto is home, Toronto is everything," the U.S. international told the Toronto Sun. "And we stressed that to [team chairman Larry] Tanenbaum and to everybody at Toronto FC. But if the direction is something else, it's no problem. Like I said, it would be, 'Thank you very much for the time' and in the summertime I'll have to look for a new team."
Atlanta United president Darren Eales said the move for Miguel Almiron from Major League Soccer to Newcastle in the Premier League is further proof that clubs all around the world are taking notice of the talent in North America's top flight.
And Almiron's was just one of many for MLS players in recent months. Recent high-profile moves -- and near moves -- for MLS players are signaling a shift in how the league is perceived on the world stage.
In the past few days, two of the league's big names...
Giovinco's move to Saudi Arabian side Al-Hilal was made official late Wednesday, ending a four-year stint with the Reds, a time that saw the Italian win the league's MVP award in 2015 and lead the team to a domestic Treble two years later. All told, Giovinco scored 83 goals in 143 league, playoff, and cup appearances with TFC.
Sebastian Giovinco has hit out at former employers Toronto FC after being sold to Saudi Arabia giants Al-Hilal on Wednesday.
Earlier reports that the fee for the deal is between $2 million and $3 million are accurate, a league source has confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Carlisle.
Sources have also confirmed that a deal has been done to bring in United States international Terrance Boyd, currently playing the German second division for Darmstadt 98, as Giovinco's replacement on the TFC roster.