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Morgan Wins National Award

The Canadian Soccer Association announced Tuesday that Ashtone Morgan has been named Canadian U-20 Player of the Year for the 2011 soccer season. Morgan was honoured in a vote shared by national-team coaches (50%) and Canadian coaches who have taken the Canadian Soccer Association's national course at the B and A levels (50%).

Morgan is a Toronto FC Academy graduate, now a first choice fullback for the senior team. He is also a member of Canada’s national team, having made his debut at the international “A” level in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in October (he came in as a substitute and recorded an assist in a 7-0 victory over St. Lucia). A month after his debut, he was called into a second national camp and made his first start in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, this time playing all 90 minutes of a 4-0 victory over St. Kitts and Nevis at BMO Field in Toronto.

With TFC, Morgan made 14 MLS appearances in 2011. He also played in all eight of Toronto FC’s CONCACAF Champions League matches, helping the team qualify for the quarterfinals set to start March 7, 2012.