Major League Soccer

With no World Cup, Altidore shifts focus

FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 file photo, Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore smiles as he hands a ball to teammate during a training session in Montreal ahead of the Eastern Conference MLS soccer final against the Montreal Impact. For Jozy Altidore, this was supposed to be the time when the United States was preparing for this summers World Cup. That changed early last October 2017 when the Americans got bounced from the tournament. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

For Jozy Altidore, this was supposed to be the time when the United States was preparing for this summer's World Cup. That changed early in October when the Americans got bounced from the tournament.

The stunning failure shifted Altidore's focus.

He spent the beginning of 2018 in Grand Cayman, where his foundation is bringing soccer to kids in a region hit by hurricanes last fall. Soon, he'll start the new season with defending MLS Cup champion Toronto FC.

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