College soccer community celebrates Jordan Morris goal
When Jordan Morris scored for the U.S. team in the 49th minute of a friendly against Mexico Wednesday night, the college soccer community was quick to celebrate one of its own.
A sophomore at Stanford who has passed on signing professionally to return for his junior season this fall, Morris picked up his first start and first international goal for the senior team in a 2-0 win in San Antonio.
The start was the Seattle Sounders Academy product’s third cap for the senior team after he made his debut against Ireland in November and came on as a substitute against Switzerland last month. It’s an opportunity for an amateur player on the international stage that hasn’t come in two decades as Morris is the first active college player to earn a cap for the U.S. team since Seattle Sounders coach Ante Razov was capped in 1995 (Chris Albright was in camp but didn’t earn a cap while still at Virginia in 1999).
Morris’s game winner against the U.S.’s fiercest rival came three days after suiting up for the Cardinal and scoring a goal in a 3-0 spring game win over Cal Poly.
Check out some of the reactions from the college soccer community:
College Soccer – 1 Mexico – 0 #USAvMEX
— Tulsa Men’s Soccer (@TulsaMSoccer) April 16, 2015
Awesome for college soccer. #USAvMEX
— OhioStateMen’sSoccer (@OhioState_MSOC) April 16, 2015
Nice goal for the college soccer player. #USAvsMEX
— Indiana Men’s Soccer (@IUMensSoccer) April 16, 2015
— HPU Men’s Soccer (@HPUMSOCCER) April 16, 2015