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Stanford's Morris rejoins U.S. men's national soccer team

 

Seattle Sounders forward and two-time Stanford All-American Jordan Morris was named to the U.S. roster for its upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Costa Rica and Honduras.

Morris was the hero for the United States at the recently concluded Gold Cup, scoring the championship-winner in the 88th minute of the final against Jamaica. The strike was the latest moment in what has been a banner 20 months for Morris, who has now won titles at the collegiate, professional and international levels.

The 22-year old is the U.S. Men's National Team's second-leading scorer in 2017 with four goals and has scored five times in 22 career caps for the United States.

Morris and the USMNT face Costa Rica in New Jersey on Friday before traveling to San Pedro Sula to face Honduras next Tuesday. With eight points in its last four World Cup Qualifying matches, the United States has climbed into third place in the Hex.

Morris has scored three times in 22 matches for the Sounders this season. He was named MLS Rookie of the Year during his debut campaign a year ago after scoring 12 times, a record for a U.S.-born rookie.

His six game-winning goals were second in the league and a MLS rookie record and Morris came up big in the playoffs in leading Seattle to its first MLS Cup title.

He recorded an assist in a 3-0 home victory over FC Dallas in the first leg of the Western Conference Semifinals and scored in both legs of Seattle's 3-1 aggregate win over the Colorado Rapids in the Western Conference Championship.

— Stanford Athletics

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