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Jozy Altidore scores twice, Toronto FC beats Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Jozy Altidore scored twice in his Toronto FC debut in a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday in the Major League Soccer opener for both clubs.

Fellow Toronto newcomer Robbie Findley also scored. Octavio Rivero scored for Vancouver.

PHOTO: Toronto FC midfielder Sebastian Giovinco (10) takes a penalty kick against the Vancouver Whitecaps during the second half of a Major League Soccer game in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 7, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jimmy Jeong)
Toronto FC midfielder Sebastian Giovinco (10) takes a penalty kick against the Vancouver Whitecaps during the second half of a Major League Soccer game in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 7, 2015. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jimmy Jeong)

Altidore tied at 1 in the 32nd minute after some great work by Sebastian Gionvinco. The Italian slid a pass through to Altidore and the U.S. national team star beat David Ousted from a tight angle.

Findley made it 2-1 in the 59th minute, scoring off a cross.

Altidore completed the scoring on a late penalty after being dragged down by Pa-Modou Kah.

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