Jordan Morris has been a name to watch for a little while now.
It started a couple years ago, when the Mercer Island native had a huge season for the Sounders FC U-18 academy team (27 goals in 28 games), using that success to break into the U.S. youth national team at the U-20 and U-21 levels. Morris is coming off his freshman season at Stanford, where he had six goals and seven assists, and it seems only a matter of time before he signs with the Sounders as a homegrown player.
Fans could get a chance to see Morris in action this weekend and he will debut with the U-23s, a team he signed with a few months ago. He will be active in Friday’s 7:30 p.m. road game against the first-place Kitsap Pumas and then at home Sunday against the Portland Timbers U-23, a 2 p.m. kickoff at Tumwater High School.
According to a news release, Morris is “assured to see action on Sunday.”
“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, GM and coach, in the 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.”