Major League Soccer

Altidore's 2 goals get Toronto by Dynamo

CORRECTS THAT JOZY ALITDORE SCORED THE GOAL - Toronto FC forward Raheem Edwards (44) celebrates with Jozy Altidore (17), Sebastian Giovinco (10) and Michael Bradley (4) after Altidore scored against the Houston Dynamo during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Toronto on Friday, April 28, 2017. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

TORONTO (AP) Jozy Altidore scored twice in the first half and Toronto FC cruised to a 2-0 win over Houston on Friday night, adding to the Dynamo's woes away from home.

The U.S. international now has five goals in his last seven games. The Toronto defense, meanwhile, registered its fourth shutout of the season.

Altidore applauded the BMO Field crowd of 25,358 as he came off to a standing ovation in the 79th minute. That was in stark contrast to fellow striker Sebastian Giovinco, who headed directly to the tunnel, slapping a stanchion en route when he was subbed in the 85th minute last week after scoring twice against Chicago.