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Jordan Morris called to USMNT vs. Czech Republic

Jordan Morris looks on goal for the Sounders U-23 in the 2014 PDL season (

Morris, who scored the game-winner for the U-23 MNT against Bahamas last month, was named the 2012-13 Development Academy Player of the Year for the U-17/18 age group while playing for the Seattle Sounders FC Academy. He is the first active college player to be included on a roster under Klinsmann.

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Morris played four matches for the Sounders U-23 this summer, scoring one goal. He missed time due Stanford University and US U-23 National Team duties.

The Sounders U-23 signed Morris, one of the brightest young players in the country, this offseason.  Morris just finished his freshman year at Stanford University and holds caps for the United States U-20 and U-21 National Teams.

Jordan Morris burst on to the national soccer awareness after scoring 27 goals in 28 matches for the Sounders Academy and being named the U-17/18 US Soccer Development Academy Player of the Year in 2013.

Sounders U-23 GM and Head Coach, Darren Sawatzky said, “Jordan Morris is an exciting young player and he seems to excel at every level he gets the opportunity to play at.  The U-23 team is a great place for him to continue his rise in the game during the summer months.”

Morris then went on to make 1st Team All-Pac 12 as a freshman and earn call-ups to the United States youth national team.

His ability, technique, and vision, mixed with his 5’11, 185 pound frame, make Morris a truly unique prospect with professional soccer on his horizon.

Darren Sawatzky said, “The competitive games in the Northwest Division of the PDL has helped many players in their journey to become professional players and it will be the same for Jordan.”

The Seattle native scored six goals last fall for Stanford and led all freshmen in the Pac-12 with seven assists.

Sounders FC U-23The Sounders FC U-23 (est.2012) competes in the United Soccer League’s Premier Development League (PDL). The Sounders FC U-23 are independently operated from the Seattle Sounders FC, under the ownership of Lane Smith and Cliff McElroy, with minority owner, Mike Jennings. The club is officially operated with a marketing, branding, and naming affiliation contract with the Seattle Sounders FC. The Sounders FC U-23 franchise has developed more than 15 professional players since the club’s establishment in 2012.