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Stanford's Morris called up to U.S. Men's National Team

 

U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added Stanford forward Jordan Morris to the roster for the United States' upcoming soccer match with Brazil it was announced Sunday morning.

The U.S. meets five-time World Cup champion Brazil at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., on Tuesday (5 p.m. PT; ESPN Networks) in its final preparation game before the decisive October 10 playoff against Mexico for a spot in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. The United States beat Peru, 2-1, on Friday night in Washington, D.C. behind a pair of goals from Jozy Altidore.

Morris, a science, technology and society major, scored the winner in the 81st minute of Stanford's 1-0 victory at Louisville last Monday evening, his 11th career goal. A 2014 NSCAA/Continental Tire First Team All-American and MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist, he is again on the watch list for this season's Hermann Trophy along with teammate and fellow All-American Brandon Vincent.

The Cardinal went 3-0-1 in the four matches Morris missed in 2014 due to responsibilities with U.S. Soccer.

Another veteran of the U.S. Soccer system, freshman Amir Bashti is currently with the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team roster at the Stevan Vilotic-Cele Tournament in Serbia.

In other soccer news, Stanford senior defender Brandon Vincent is one of 30 NCAA men's soccer student-athletes selected as a candidate for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award®.

To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be classified as NCAA Division I seniors and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their athletic platforms to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

— Stanford Athletics

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