The Sounders FC U-23s announced an exciting addition for the 2014 season Tuesday as U.S. youth international Jordan Morris, one of Sounders FC’s top homegrown prospects, will be part of the next Premier Development League campaign.
Morris, a Mercer Island native, is an alumnus of the Sounders FC youth academy (scoring 27 goals in 28 games one season) and recently was in training camp with the U.S. U-21 national team. He is currently a sophomore at Stanford University, where he was named to the all-freshman first team after recording six goals and seven assists last year.
“Jordan Morris is an exciting young player and he seems to excel at every level he gets the opportunity to play at,” said Darren Sawatzky, Sounders U-23 general manager and head coach, in a news release. “The U-23 team is a great place for him to continue his rise in the game during the summer months.”
“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.”
Morris will join the U-23s midseason after his spring semester at Stanford.
Here are some other notes from the team:
The Sounders U-23 will host their first preseason game against Western Washington at 7p.m. on May 5 at Sunset Stadium.
Season Tickets for the 2014 Sounders U-23 season are on sale on SoundersU23.com for only $60. The 2014 Season Ticket Flex Pack eliminates the risk of missing games. Instead of one ticket specifically associated with each match, with the Sounders U-23 Flex Pack, fans will receive eight tickets, and each of those tickets will be accepted at any match during the 2014 season. It’s the ultimate deal in flexibility.