Jozy Altidore is set to join New England Revolution as the veteran striker has agreed to sign a three-year contract.
Altidore will be signed with the help of allocation money, meaning he will not count as a Designated Player. This will follow what is expected to be a one-time buyout by Altidore’s current club, Toronto FC.
Under league rules, Toronto would free up salary budget space taken up by Altidore’s contract, but would still be responsible for whatever portion of Altidore’s salary New England’s deal doesn’t cover. According to the MLS Players Association, Altidore’s 2021 guaranteed compensation was $3.6m.
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Longtime US international striker Jozy Altidore is poised to join the New England Revolution, league sources say.
Altidore, 2017 MLS Cup MVP with Toronto, is expected to join the Revs later this week.
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 4, 2022
Jozy Altidore is reportedly poised to join the New England Revolution, per @TheSteinLine
— Michael Singh (@MichaelSingh94) February 4, 2022