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Injured Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore sits out MLS Eastern Conference final

Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore (17) reacts after missing the net during second half MLS Soccer action against the Montreal Impact, in Toronto, on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. Toronto FC was without star striker Jozy Altidore again Wednesday for the MLS Eastern Conference final against Atlanta United FC. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Lahodynskyj
October 30, 2019 - 4:34 PM

ATLANTA - Toronto FC was without star striker Jozy Altidore again Wednesday for the MLS Eastern Conference final against Atlanta United FC.

Altidore, Toronto's second-leading scorer with 11 goals this season. has been out since straining his quad in the regular-season finale Oct. 6.

The 29-year-old U.S. international was deemed a game-time decision, for the second straight match. He did not dress for Toronto's 2-1 playoff win in New York City FC on Oct. 23 either. Altidore also missed the opening post-season victory over D.C. United.

Coach Greg Vanney has pushed Spanish playmaker Alejandro Pozuelo up front in the playoffs in Altidore's absence.

Centre back Omar Gonzalez, who has been nursing a hamstring issue, started on the bench as he did in New York.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 30, 2019.

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