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Jordan Morris

  • DOB October 26, 1994
  • Age 28
  • Place of birth Mercer Island, Washington
  • POSITION Forward
  • HEIGHT 5'11"
  • WEIGHT 185
  • U.S. CAPS 15
  • CLUB Seattle Sounders FC
  • TWITTER @JmoSmooth13 (42.9K followers)
  • Current ASN 100 Rank 29
  • Previous ASN 100 Rank 15

In late August of 2014 Jordan Morris was just another college soccer player. A very good, and highly regarded college soccer player, but still unknown outside American soccer circles, save for the very hardcore and plugged in.

That all changed when Morris was included in the U.S. national team—that’s the senior team—roster for a September friendly with the Czech Republic, making the Stanford sophomore the first college player called into the national team since Chris Albright was added to the roster for a friendly with Argentina in June of 1999. Morris didn’t play against the Czechs—if he had, he’d have been the first collegiate to play for the U.S. since Ante Razov in 1995—but he wowed in training, making future call-ups seem inevitable.

He is the frontrunner for the 2016 MLS Rookie of the Year award, having fought through some early struggles to demonstrate he is a quality Major League Soccer striker and a national team player with true upside.

 

Noteworthy Reads

http://americansoccernow.com/articles/u-s-call-up-has-jordan-morris-dreaming-big
http://www.sportingnews.com/soccer/story/2014-09-17/jordan-morris-us-soccer-usmnt-jurgen-klinsmann-stanford-soccer
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