TFC re-signs Canadian defender Ashtone Morgan

Toronto FC's Ashtone Morgan. (Chris Young/CP)

Toronto FC announced on Friday that the club has re-signed Canadian defender Ashtone Morgan.

Morgan, 25, has spent his entire six-year career with TFC and has played in 95 MLS games.

“We are pleased to finalize this deal ensuring that Ashtone will remain a part of Toronto FC,” said general manager Tim Bezbatchenko in a release. “Ashtone has spent his entire professional career with TFC after progressing through our Academy. This is a reflection of our approach towards player development and its role on our roster in creating a consistent contender in MLS. He had a difficult year due to injury but has responded when called upon and will remain a valued member of our club heading into the 2017 season.”

The full-back has also earned 13 caps with the Canadian men’s national team and holds the honour of being the first TFC academy graduate to be called up to the national team.

Morgan made just seven appearances for TFC in 2016 due to injuries.

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