Toronto FC announced Tuesday that it has acquired defender Justin Morrow from the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for allocation money. As per team and league policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“In Morrow, we are adding a young, All-Star caliber player to our back line,” said Toronto FC General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko. “Justin’s steady presence, versatility and MLS experience make him a great addition to the Cub.”

Morrow, 26, recently completed his fourth season in Major League Soccer (MLS) all with the San Jose Earthquakes. He was originally selected in the second-round of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft (28th overall) and made 73 appearances, scoring two goals and added one assist for the Earthquakes.

Morrow has earned one cap for the United States Men’s National team. The appearance came during a friendly against Canada in January, 2013. Morrow was also an unused substitute for the U.S. National team during a pair of FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against Costa Rica, and Mexico in March of this year.

Morrow spent his entire collegiate career at the University of Notre Dame. In four seasons, he appeared in 89 matches for the Fighting Irish, scoring seven goals and added seven assists. He was named to the All-Big East second team in 2009 and made four NCAA Tournament appearances during his time at Notre Dame.

Justin Morrow
Position: Defender
Height: 5’9
Weight: 165
Birthdate: October 4, 1987
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Nationality: American
Last Club: San Jose Earthquakes
How Acquired: Traded to Toronto FC on Monday, December 16, 2013
Pronunciation: “Morr-oh”