Toronto FC acquires defender Justin Morrow from San Jose

Versatile left back Justin Morrow, right, is on his way to Toronto from San Jose after the MLS clubs connected on a trade Tuesday.
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TORONTO (AP) -- Toronto FC has acquired defender Justin Morrow from the San Jose Earthquakes for allocation money.

The move beefs up Toronto's backline, with Morrow able to play fullback and center back. In four years with the Earthquakes, the 26-year-old American has played in 71 games with 63 starts.

Morrow started for the U.S. last January against Canada. The two sides played to a 0-0 draw in the exhibition game. He was also a starter in the 2012 MLS All-Star Game against Chelsea.

San Jose selected Morrow in the second round of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft.

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