Ashtone Morgan

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Ashtone Morgan
Personal information
Full name Ashtone Morgan
Date of birth (1991-02-09) February 9, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Toronto FC
Number 5
Youth career
Toronto Lynx
2008–2010 TFC Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Toronto FC 67 (0)
National team
2007 Canada U16
2010 Canada U20 2 (0)
2011– Canada 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 15, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of March 4, 2014

Ashtone Morgan (born February 9, 1991 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian soccer player who currently plays for Toronto FC in Major League Soccer, he was the first graduate of TFC Academy to play for the Canadian National Team.[2]

Career[edit]

Youth[edit]

Ashtone attended Northern Secondary School in Toronto and played for the Toronto Lynx U-13 squad that traveled to England to play other youth academies. On this trip he was the standout player of the Canadian side earning him invitations from clubs such as Southampton.[3]

Professional[edit]

Morgan joined TFC Academy at age 16 in 2008, and went on to feature for the team in the Canadian Soccer League in 2009 and 2010.

Morgan made his professional debut for Toronto FC on October 20, 2010 in a CONCACAF Champions League match versus Árabe Unido from Panama. Morgan was able to play for the Senior squad of Toronto while not holding a professional contract. The game ended in a 1-0 win for Toronto with Morgan having a stand out performance that earned him much publicity.[4]

In late January 2011 it was announced that Morgan would travel with Toronto's Senior team to Turkey for preseason training camp, Ashtone was one of four academy players invited to travel.[5] He signed with Toronto FC on March 17, 2011.[6] Morgan made his league debut on March 26, 2011 against Portland as a second half sub for Javier Martina.[7] In the last third of the season Morgan became a regular starter for the reds with playing a full 90 minutes in 7 of the last 10 league games.[8]

Morgan cemented himself as the starting left back for Toronto in the 2012 season, he registered 3 assists in two games in late June. On July 5, the club announced that it had re-signed Morgan to a long term deal.[9]

International[edit]

Morgan was a part of several Canadian U-16 camps in 2007, while also appearing for the U-20 side in late 2010. Morgan received his first international senior team call-up in late September when Stephen Hart announced his roster for two FIFA World Cup qualifying games against Saint Lucia and Puerto Rico.[10] This made Morgan the first graduate of the Toronto FC Academy to be called up to the Canadian men's national team.[11] Morgan made his debut against Saint Lucia as a second half sub for Simeon Jackson in a 7-0 away victory, he also received an assist for setting up Iain Hume who scored the 6th goal.[12] Morgan was call-up to the national team in the next international window, Ashtone earned his first start for the national team against Saint Kitts and Nevis on November 15, the game ended in a 4-0 victory for the Canadians at the national stadium of BMO Field.[13] On December 13 Morgan was awarded the 2011 Canadian U-20 Player of the Year, receiving 33.3% of the vote and just beating out Russell Teibert for the award.[14][15]

On June 27, 2013 Morgan was listed as a part of the confirmed 23-man squad for Colin Miller's Canada squad for 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[16]

Honours[edit]

Toronto FC[edit]

Individual[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

As of May 26 2014
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Club League Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Canada League Canadian Championship MLS Playoffs North America Total
Toronto FC MLS 2010 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2011 14 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 22 0
2012 30 0 4 0 0 0 8 0 42 0
2013 22 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
2014 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Career statistics 67 0 7 0 0 0 17 0 91 0

International stats[edit]

Canada national team
Year Apps Goals
2011 2 0
2012 0 0
2013 9 0
Total 11 0

Statistics as of March 4, 2014

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ashtone Morgan". canadasoccer.com. Canadian Soccer Association. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Canada’s ‘homegrown’ edge in MLS will help Team Canada, too". www.thescore.com. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  3. ^ "Lynx Juniors Impress EPL Clubs". www.google.ca. Nuke Soccer. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  4. ^ "Morgan Debut Opens Eyes". www.torontofc.ca. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  5. ^ "Morgan Debut Opens Eyes". www.torontofc.ca. Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  6. ^ "Toronto FC Academy Graduates Four More". www.torontofc.ca. Retrieved 2011-03-17. 
  7. ^ "Martina Brace Leads The Way". Toronto FC. 26 March 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  8. ^ "Martina Brace Leads The Way". Toronto Star. 8 October 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "Morgan signs Long Term Deal". Toronto FC. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "Canada announces roster for upcoming FIFA World Cup Qualifiers". Canadian Soccer Association. September 29, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Morgan's call-up and the dreams of Canadian kids". Canadian Soccer News. September 29, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Canada routs St. Lucia 7-0 in World Cup qualifier". Toronto Star. October 7, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Canada Finishes With Authority". Toronto FC. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  14. ^ "Morgan, Pietrangelo named Canadian U-20 Players of the Year". Canada Soccer Association. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 
  15. ^ "Morgan Wins National Award". Toronto FC. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 
  16. ^ "Canada Finalize roster for Gold Cup, announces friendly". Canada Soccer. Retrieved 2013-06-29. 

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