Like many at Toronto FC, Justin Morrow is looking forward not backwards. Kari Lehtonen Jersey
. While the view in TFCs rear mirror is littered with losses, Morrow sees a positive new beginning ahead of him in a Toronto shirt after four seasons in San Jose. Morrow started 33 games in 2012 for the Earthquakes, a number that dropped to 21 last season as the acquisition of English veteran Jordan Stewart cut into his playing time. "A lot of things happened last year, on a team level, on a personal level," Morrow said in an interview. "But what happened last year is in the past. Im ready to get into Toronto and make an impact. Im really excited about the (Toronto) move. What happened last year, Im really not looking back at it. Ill learn from it but Im moving forward." Asked if he got a fair shake last year, Morrow politely shut that topic of conversation down. The Earthquakes fired manager Frank Yallop in June after the Earthquakes stumbled to a 3-6-6 start. Fellow Canadian Mark Watson was promoted from assistant coach to take over. Stewart signed in July when the Quakes defence had allowed 32 goals in 20 games. Toronto acquired Morrow from San Jose in mid-December for allocation money, with manager Ryan Nelsen delighted to get the 26-year-old Cleveland native. The signings of England striker Jermain Defoe, U.S. international midfielder Michael Bradley, and Braziilian forward Gilberto may have garnered most of the recent headlines but Nelsen says the additions of Morrow, Canadian veteran Dwayne De Rosario and Brazilian Jackson are key to the Toronto reboot. Asked about Morrow, Nelsen launched into a shopping list of positives. "U.S. international, MLS all-star, a really good (salary) number, a great guy," he said. "His athleticism. I really like athletic fullbacks. He can play a number of positions as well, he can play centre back, he can play left midfield. Theres so much to like about Justin, especially his character. And hes hungry and he wants to win." Morrow, an all-star in 2012, calls himself an attacking fullback with pace and grit who likes to get involved in the offence. Understandably, Morrow welcomes the high-profile Toronto additions. "It just shows the clubs commitment to the future and that they want to be successful, which is a very important thing," he said. "When youre a football player you just want to be a part of a winning team, you want to be part of an organization thats trying to win. "Toronto FCs definitely showing that right now, so Im incredibly excited to be part of it all." With 71 regular-season appearances in MLS, Morrow also brings experience to Toronto. Only De Rosario (324), Jackson (91) and Jeremy Hall (112) have more on the Toronto roster. Ashtone Morgan, the 22-year-old Canadian international who will be Morrows champion at left back, has made 66 appearances. Toronto may also have a new starter in right fullback in English newcomer Bradley Orr. Morrow, whose 2013 salary was listed at US$139,560 by the MLS Players Union, has won one cap for the U.S., in a friendly 0-0 tie with Canada in January 2013. Morrow was also an unused substitute in World Cup qualifying matches against Costa Rica and Mexico last March. He was selected in the second round (28th overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft. The five-foot-nine 165-pounder played collegiate soccer at Notre Dame, where he appeared in 89 games in four seasons mostly in left midfield. The Fighting Irish are coached by Bobby Clark, who coached Nelsen when he attended Stanford. In San Jose, Morrow was involved with reading programs for kids at the local library. His wife Jimena is an accountant. Antoine Roussel Stars Jersey
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. Both sides are having domestic troubles going into their meeting in Tuesdays Champions League round of 16 first-leg match, but it is arguably Barcelona which has more to prove. Saturdays 3-2 loss at Osasuna, coupled with Real Madrids 4-2 win over Levante on Sunday, left the defending Spanish champion 10 points behind its bitter rival, which has dropped only eight points all season.In his final start before Game 1 of the upcoming American League Division Series, Chris Tillman looks to avoid his first loss since mid-July as the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night open a three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays. Tillman has come a long way for the Orioles since he was acquired from Seattle in 2008 as part of the package for Erik Bedard. Baltimore also got talented outfielder Adam Jones in that deal. The 26-year-old Tillman is 13-5 with a 3.26 earned run average this season, going 6-0 with a 2.06 ERA in 13 starts since the All-Star break. He has not lost since July 12 and has not allowed more than three earned runs in 20 consecutive starts dating back to early June. Because of that, Tillman has already been named the starter for the first game of Baltimores upcoming ALDS series against a still-to-be decided opponent. It means a lot, Tillman told Baltimores website of getting the start. Im excited about it, looking forward to it. Ive still got one more start to go [in the regular season], so Im pretty focused on that, but at the same time, I know it means a lot to the team and means a lot to me. Hopefully, Ill get us going in the right direction. The right-hander is coming off a win over Boston on Saturday in which he allowed two runs over seven innings. However, Tillman is just 1-2 with a 4.35 ERA in three starts versus Toronto this season. Baltimores regular season-ending series with Toronto figuures to be more low key than its recently wrapped four-game set with the New York Yankees. Dino Ciccarelli Jersey
. That marked the last home series for the career of retiring shortstop Derek Jeter, who in dramatic fashion lifted the Yankees to a walk-off 6-5 win over the Os on Thursday. The ever-dramatic Jeter stepped to the plate with a runner on second in the ninth inning and laced a patented opposite-field single through the hole between first and second base. Antoan Richardson slid in safely in front of Nick Markakis throw. Baltimore had tied the game in the ninth on a two-run homer by Jones and a solo blast off the bat of Steve Pearce. It was cool, Jones said of the atmosphere. But we wanted to win the game. Toronto will be trying to win this game tonight behind right-hander Drew Hutchison, who has lost back-to-back starts. That includes a 5-2 setback to the Yankees on Sunday. Hutchison allowed two runs, but on five hits and three walks as he lasted just four innings. The 24-year-old did strike out six to give him 27 over his past three outings. He is 10-13 on the year with a 4.51 ERA and 3-1 with a 2.15 ERA in seven career starts versus Baltimore. Toronto is a game back of second-place New York in the AL East. The Blue Jays outscored Seattle 25-6 in winning the first three of a four-game set, but lost Thursdays finale 7-5. The Orioles have won four straight and 10 of 16 versus the Blue Jays this season. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Auston Matthews Maple leafs Jersey
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