Jozy Altidore: 'Toronto FC, baby, best team ever'

Toronto FC held a downtown parade on Monday to celebrate its first MLS title. Toronto mayor John Tory was on hand for the fan rally at Nathan Phillips Square that included speeches by TFC coach Greg Vanney and TFC captain Michael Bradley.

Tory talked about how he never thought about how he'd hand over his end of the bet with Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan -- a basket with Tim Hortons coffee, a peameal bacon sandwich and maple syrup -- if TFC lost to the Seattle Sounders in MLS Cup because it wasn't going to happen.

Instead of Tory sending that basket and lighting the Toronto sign in front of city hall in green, Durkan will have to send Tory a basket of a basket of treats -- including Starbucks coffee, cheese, jerky, and smoked salmon -- and wear a Toronto FC red scarf.

The best speech, though, came from Jozy Altidore, who scored the winning goal in the 2-0 win over the Seattle Sounders at BMO Field and by his own admission had been enjoying the next 36 hours.

Altidore began by taking a poke at TFC's archrival, the Montreal Impact.

"I want to spare a moment for our rivals," he said. "They are second best again. And we got the treble: 401 derby champ. Toronto FC, baby, best team ever."

But he didn't stop there.

“I’m not going to drop the mic," he said. "Because everybody up up here, every single day goes into the office, goes into the laboratory to try to cook up some great stuff for you guys. Because you guys every weekend come out in numbers and waves. You've got the Six on a waaaaaave. Are you crazy are you dumb, brother?

"I just want to let you guys know that I've been partying since Saturday. And baby, I'm TFC until I die."
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