Jordan Morris, the 21 year old former Stanford striker has made a decision Seattle Sounder's fans have been hoping he would make for years. Jordan Morris has signed an undisclosed contract with the Seattle Sounders in what is rumored to be the richest Homegrown deal in MLS history. Morris reportedly turned down a potential offer from Bundesliga team Werder Bremen after a 10-day trial.
Morris stared for the U-23 team in Olympic qualifying this past summer and scored his first goal for the US Soccer senior squad against rival Mexico in a 2-0 friendly.
Much debate has been made if this was the right move for the hyped young US Men's Nation Team rising star. The US Soccer Federation is promoting Morris as the potential next star and face of a rising team. USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann has praised the move and said it was the correct decision.
After watching several young American stars fade while playing in Europe (ex. Altidore's Sunderland debacle or Bradley's lack of playing time at Roma), it is still difficult to turn down the opportunity to play for a top-tier team in the Bundesliga. Attending college already set Morris back several years when compared to prospects from other countries around the world. As great as it is he recieved a college education and followed his hear, US collegiate soccer is nowhere near the level as professional leagues around the world. Guess fans will never know because US Soccer fans will get to watch Morris in the MLS next season for the Seattle Sounders..
Would Stanford to Werder Bremen been too much of a jump?