Justin Morrow

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Justin Morrow
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Personal information
Full name Justin Morrow
Date of birth (1987-10-04) October 4, 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Full Back
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 82 (5)
National team
2013 United States 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 28, 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:20, September 24, 2015

Justin Morrow (born October 4, 1987) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a Full Back for Toronto FC in Major League Soccer.

College and amateur[edit]

Morrow attended Saint Ignatius High School, where he was an adidas/NSCAA high school All-American.

He played college soccer at The University of Notre Dame. He was a BIG EAST Academic All-Star in both his sophomore and junior years as well as his team's captain during his senior season. He made 89 appearances and scored seven goals during his college career.

While in college, Morrow also played for the Indiana Invaders, the Cleveland Internationals, and the Chicago Fire Premier in the USL Premier Development League. During the 2009 season he helped the Fire to the 2009 PDL championship game.

Club career[edit]

San Jose Earthquakes[edit]

Morrow was drafted in the second round, 28th overall, of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by the San Jose Earthquakes.[1]

Morrow made his professional debut and scored his first goal on April 14, 2010 in a U.S. Open Cup game against Real Salt Lake.[2] He made his MLS debut on May 1, 2010 against the Colorado Rapids.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

Toronto FC[edit]

He was traded to Toronto FC following the 2013 season.[7] Toronto FC blog Waking the Red named Morrow the team's MVP for the 2014 season.[8]

International career[edit]

Following his successful 2012 MLS season, Morrow was called up to the national team for the first time. He started in a draw against Canada in a January 2013 friendly.[9] He was an unused sub in two 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico in March 2013.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played September 19, 2015
Club Season League Cup [a] MLS Playoffs Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Indiana Invaders 2007 PDL 8 1 8 1
Cleavland Internationals 2008 PDL 14 11 14 11
Chicago Fire Premier 2009 PDL 15 1 15 1
Amateur total 37 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 13
San Jose Earthquakes 2010[1][10] MLS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Tampa Bay (loan) 2010[10] D2 Pro League 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
San Jose Earthquakes 2011[1] MLS 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Tampa Bay (loan) 2011[1] NASL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
San Jose Earthquakes 2012[1][10] MLS 33 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 37 1
2013[1][10] 26 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 31 1
Total 71 2 3 0 2 0 4 0 80 2
Toronto 2014[1][10] MLS 31 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 34 0
2015[1][10] 27 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 29 2
Total 58 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 63 2
Career total 138 4 8 0 2 0 4 0 150 4

International[edit]

As of match played March 27, 2013
United States national team[10]
Year Apps Goals
2013 1 0

Honors[edit]

Club[edit]

San Jose Earthquakes

Individual[edit]

Major League Soccer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Justin Morrow Player Profile". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved September 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ RSL Survives Open Cup Qualifier v. 'Quakes
  3. ^ Wondolowski strike holds up, Quakes top Rapids
  4. ^ Earthquakes Media Relations (September 7, 2010). "Earthquakes Loan Morrow to FC Tampa Bay | San Jose Earthquakes". Sjearthquakes.com. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ Earthquakes Media Relations (July 25, 2011). "This and That: Quakes headlines for July 25, 2011 | San Jose Earthquakes". Sjearthquakes.com. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Reds Acquire Morrow From San Jose | Toronto FC". Torontofc.ca. December 17, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  8. ^ http://www.wakingthered.com/2015/3/6/8160239/toronto-fc-2014-top-30-countdown-1-justin-morrow
  9. ^ http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2014/03/17/12/20/mnt-open-2013-with-tie
  10. ^ a b c d e f g "J. Morrow Summary". Soccerway. Retrieved September 24, 2015. 

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