Toronto FC has tried to strengthen its defence by signing the American left back Justin Morrow.
The 26 years old player was a part of San Jose Earthquakes until the last season. He spent 4 years there and featured for them in more than 70 league games.
Toronto FC had put up awful performances in the Major League soccer last season and they don’t want the next season to go on a similar pattern. That’s why; they are looking to add utility players to their squad.
Announcing the arrival of Morrow at BMO Field, one of the higher officials of Toronto FC, Tim Bezbatchenko said, “Morrow is a hugely talented and versatile young player. He has got quite a bit of experience of playing in the Major League Soccer as well. So, I think he will prove to be a good signing for us.”
One of the main reasons behind Toronto’s poor performances last season was their fragile defence. They conceded way too many goals. So, it was clear that they needed a player who can keep things steady at the back and perhaps, they have managed to find one such guy in Morrow.
Morrow hadn’t actually started his career as a defender. He used to be an attacking midfielder for his youth club Notre Dame Fighting Irish, but, he didn’t have much success playing at that position. When he came to San Jose, he decided to start playing in a defensive role and it seems he has been benefitted by that decision. He has been playing far better as a defender.
It would be interesting to see if the manager of Toronto FC, Ryan Nelsen, uses Morrow as a left back or in some other defensive position in the next season.