Justin Morrow

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Justin Morrow
Justin Morrow SJ Earthquakes.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-10-04) October 4, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Toronto FC
Number 2
Youth career
2006–2009 Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007 Indiana Invaders 8 (1)
2008 Cleveland Internationals 14 (11)
2009 Chicago Fire Premier 15 (1)
2010–2013 San Jose Earthquakes 71 (2)
2010 FC Tampa Bay (loan) 5 (0)
2011 FC Tampa Bay (loan) 2 (0)
2014– Toronto FC 31 (0)
National team
2013– United States 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 29, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 29, 2013

Justin Morrow (born October 4, 1987 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American soccer player who currently plays as a left back for Toronto FC in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

College and Amateur[edit]

Morrow attended Saint Ignatius High School, where he was an adidas/NSCAA high school All-American, and played college soccer at The University of Notre Dame. He was a BIG EAST Academic All-Star in both his sophomore and junior years, was his team's captain during his senior season, finished his career with 89 games and seven goals.

During his college years, Morrow also played for the Indiana Invaders, the Cleveland Internationals[1] and for Chicago Fire Premier in the USL Premier Development League,[2] helping the Fire to the 2009 PDL Championship game.

Professional[edit]

Morrow in a game versus the LA Galaxy in 2013

Morrow was drafted in the second round (28th overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by the San Jose Earthquakes.[3]

He made his professional debut on April 14, 2010 in a U.S. Open Cup game against Real Salt Lake,[4] where his performance was studded with a goal, and made his MLS debut on May 1 in a game against the Colorado Rapids.[5] After struggling to break in the first XI, Morrow was sent on loan to USSF Division 2 club FC Tampa Bay on September 7, 2010.[6] He returned to the San Jose roster for the start of the 2011 season but was again loaned to FC Tampa Bay on July 14, 2011.[7] This loan was short-lived as Morrow was recalled to San Jose on July 25, 2011. Morrow broke out in 2012, starting 33 matches as the Earthquakes were surprise Supporters' Shield winners. He was named to his first All-Star game.[8]

He was traded to Toronto FC following the 2013 season.[9]

International[edit]

Following his 2012 campaign, Morrow as called up to the national team for the first time. He started in a draw against Canada in a January 2013 friendly.[10] He was an unused sub in two 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico in March 2013.

Honors[edit]

Individual[edit]

  • MLS All-Star: 2012

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ Three Irish Players Selected In Major League Soccer SuperDraft
  4. ^ RSL Survives Open Cup Qualifier v. 'Quakes
  5. ^ Wondolowski strike holds up, Quakes top Rapids
  6. ^ Earthquakes Media Relations (September 7, 2010). "Earthquakes Loan Morrow to FC Tampa Bay | San Jose Earthquakes". Sjearthquakes.com. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  7. ^ "FC Tampa Bay Adds D/M Morrow on Loan - OurSports Central - Independent and Minor League Sports News". OurSports Central. July 14, 2011. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  8. ^ Earthquakes Media Relations (July 25, 2011). "This and That: Quakes headlines for July 25, 2011 | San Jose Earthquakes". Sjearthquakes.com. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Reds Acquire Morrow From San Jose | Toronto FC". Torontofc.ca. December 17, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  10. ^ http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2014/03/17/12/20/mnt-open-2013-with-tie

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