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Hamstring injury leaves Altidore questionable for TFC opener at RBNY

A Celebration For St. Luke's Hospital

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 14: Soccer player Jozy Altidore attends A Celebration For St. Luke’s Hospital of Haiti at the Garage on January 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

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Jozy Altidore’s hamstring problems have flared up again at a bad time for Toronto FC, and it could perhaps affect the United States men’s national team as well.

TFC coach Greg Vanney announced Wednesday that the USMNT’s 26-year-old striker injured his hamstring and may not be able to play in the club’s MLS opener at New York Red Bulls on March 6.

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Altidore lost significant weight during the offseason and looked dangerous for the USMNT during January camp, and he’ll be a key component for next month’s World Cup qualifiers against Guatemala. But if this problem were to linger, his fitness for the pair of matches would be called into question.

Altidore will enter the qualifiers one goal back of Eric Wynalda for third all-time amongst USMNT players.

Vanney: Jozy Altidore (hamstring) questionable for opening week vs. #RBNY#TFCLive

— Toronto FC (@torontofc) February 24, 2016

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