Justin Morrow

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.

Justin Morrow
Morrow in 2013 with San Jose
Personal information
Full name Justin Morrow
Date of birth (1987-10-04) October 4, 1987
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
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 89 (7)
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)
2010FC Tampa Bay (loan) 5 (0)
2011FC Tampa Bay (loan) 2 (0)
2014– Toronto FC 171 (17)
National team
2013– United States 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 12, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 29, 2018

College and amateur career

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

San Jose Earthquakes

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

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.

On December 10, 2016, following a 0–0 draw against Seattle Sounders in the 2016 MLS Cup Final at BMO Field, Morrow missed Toronto's sixth penalty in the resulting shoot-out, which allowed Román Torres to clinch the title for Seattle after netting the subsequent spot kick.[8]

In the 2017 MLS regular season, Morrow scored his first career hat-trick in the club's 4–2 home win against New York Red Bulls on September 30, 2017, which earned Toronto FC their first ever Supporters' Shield.[9][10][11]

International career

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.[12] He was an unused sub in two 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico in March 2013. Morrow would return to the national team in 2017, being named to the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup roster.[13] He would earn his second cap with the squad, starting and playing the full 90 minutes, in the U.S.'s second match of the tournament versus Martinique, which ended in a 3–2 win.[14]

Career statistics

Club

As of match played April 25, 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[lower-alpha 1] Continental[lower-alpha 2] Other[lower-alpha 3] Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Indiana Invaders 2007 PDL 8181
Cleveland Internationals 2008 PDL 14111411
Chicago Fire Premier 2009 PDL 151151
Amateur total 37130000003713
San Jose Earthquakes 2010[1] MLS 3000000030
2011[1] MLS 9000000090
2012[15] MLS 331200020371
2013[15] MLS 261104000311
Total 712304020802
Tampa Bay (loan) 2010[15] D2 Pro League 500050
Tampa Bay (loan) 2011[15] NASL 200020
Toronto FC 2014[15] MLS 3103000340
2015[15] MLS 3222010352
2016[15] MLS 3153060405
2017[15] MLS 2883050368
2018[15] MLS 1000500060
Total 123151105012015115
Career total 201171409014023817
  1. Includes U.S. Open Cup & Canadian Championship matches.
  2. Includes CONCACAF Champions League matches.
  3. Includes MLS Cup playoffs matches.

International

As of matches played January 28, 2018
United States national team[15]
YearAppsGoals
201310
201720
201810
Total40

Honors

Club

San Jose Earthquakes
Toronto FC

International

Individual

References

  1. "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. Hill, Tim (December 10, 2016). "Seattle Sounders win the MLS Cup after penalty shootout – as it happened". The Guardian. Archived from the original on December 11, 2016. Retrieved December 10, 2016.
  9. http://www.wakingthered.com/2015/3/6/8160239/toronto-fc-2014-top-30-countdown-1-justin-morrow
  10. "Kings of the League: Toronto FC win first Supporters' Shield". mlssoccer.com. September 30, 2017.
  11. "GOAL: Justin Morrow completes his first career hat trick". mlssoccer.com. September 30, 2017. Retrieved October 1, 2017.
  12. http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2014/03/17/12/20/mnt-open-2013-with-tie
  13. "US Men's National Team Roster - Gold Cup". MLSSoccer.com. June 3, 2017. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  14. "Recap: US Men's National Team vs. Martinique". MLSSoccer.com. July 12, 2017. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  15. "J. Morrow Summary". Soccerway. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  16. "Recap: Toronto FC vs Seattle Sounders". mlssoccer.com. December 9, 2017. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  17. "Seattle Sounders are 2019 MLS Cup champions: Rave Green win second MLS title". Major League Soccer. November 10, 2019. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  18. "Toronto FC advances to MLS Cup final after win over Atlanta United FC". Sportsnet. October 30, 2019. Retrieved October 31, 2019.
  19. "2017 MLS Best XI revealed: Who was the best in 2017?". MLS Soccer. November 30, 2017.
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