Major League Soccer

Justin Morrow joins Toronto FC Front Office following retirement

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Morrow was a huge part of Toronto FC's most famous successes.
Morrow was a huge part of Toronto FC's most famous successes. / Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

After calling time on his playing career at the end of last season, Justin Morrow is moving upstairs at Toronto FC.

The 34-year-old former defender played 254 times for TFC across all competitions, winning MLS Cup, Supporters' Shield, and Canadian Championship titles. He also appeared in 80 matches for the San Jose Earthquakes in a MLS career that spanned 12 years.

Despite retiring at the end of the 2021 MLS season, Morrow will be sticking around with Toronto, moving into a technical development manager role that'll see him assist the pathway development between the club's academy, MLS NEXT Pro team, and first team.

“We are so pleased Justin will be joining us as he enters the next phase of his career,” TFC president Bill Manning said in a club release. “Justin has been a leader on and off the field during his MLS career and he will help the club tremendously with our homegrown pro player pathway. The future is bright for Justin.”

Morrow, a four-time United States international, added: “I’m so grateful to be starting off the next chapter of my career with the club that has been my home for the past eight years. I hope to make this next chapter just as memorable as the last by helping Toronto FC win from outside the lines and I can’t wait to get started.”

Toronto FC are currently in California preparing for the start of the 2022 MLS season under new head coach Bob Bradley, with their opening fixture coming away to FC Dallas on February 26.