Toronto FC re-signs veteran defender Justin Morrow

Toronto FC has re-signed veteran defender Justin Morrow to a new contract through the 2021 season.

“Justin has been a fixture with TFC and it’s great to have him signed,” said TFC GM Ali Curtis. “His versatility on the field, veteran presence in the locker room and overall leadership on and off the field have been critical for the club for a long time and we’re thrilled that will continue.”

Morrow, 33, is entering his eighth season with the Reds and 12th in Major League Soccer. Morrow has made 229 combined appearances, scoring 17 goals and 19 assists for TFC. Morrow currently ranks second in all-time club appearances and is one of three players to have made 200 appearances or more for the club (Jonathan Osorio and Michael Bradley). Morrow was part of the Reds 2017 Treble winning season (MLS Cup, Supporters’ Shield, Canadian Championship), and has been part of two additional Canadian Championship winning teams (2016, 2018) with TFC. In 2017, Morrow was named to the MLS Best XI, where he scored a career-high eight goals in league play that season, including the first hat-trick of his career on Sept. 30 in a 4-2 win over the New York Red Bulls at BMO Field. For his career, Morrow has made 275 combined appearances (MLS regular season and MLS Cup playoffs) scoring 19 goals and 27 assists with TFC and the San Jose Earthquakes. Morrow was originally acquired in a trade with the Earthquakes on Dec. 16, 2013. He was named executive director of Black Players for Change (BPC) following the organization’s launch on June 19, 2020.

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