Altidore subbed in for Jordan Hamilton in the 68th minute, then found the game-winner in the 80th when he blasted home a cross from Justin Morrow across the goalmouth. The US men’s national team striker broke what seemed destined for a 2-2 draw.
The strike also quieted a star showing from Revs' midfielder Carles Gil. The Spaniard and Designated Player scored on a penalty kick in the 9th minute, then drew New England level in the 52nd minute via a deflected shot.
As the game flowed back and forth, Toronto found a quick response to Gil’s first goal via US U-20 international Ayo Akinola. In the 14th minute, the forward finished off a mazy run with a curled finish inside the far post for his first-ever MLS goal.
Toronto had a lead going into halftime, as Hamilton cushioned home a cross from Jay Chapmanin the 45th minute. There was a suspicion of offsides on Chapman, but head referee Ted Unkel let the decision stand after input from the video assistant referee.