According to reports, Jordan Morris is going to turn pro with the Seattle Sounders and sign the richest homegrown player contract in MLS history.
The Seattle Sounders are on the verge of making a move which could potentially impact the franchise for years to come. As per a report from Ives Galarcep of goal.com, they are set to sign Jordan Morris to the richest homegrown player contract in MLS history.
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The move became a possibility, after Morris’ decision to forego his final year at Stanford university and turn pro. His mind was likely made up, after scoring 13 goals and adding three assists on the way to helping the Cardinals win their first ever NCAA soccer championship.
Multiple sources have confirmed to Galarcep that negotiations between the Sounders and Morris are at an advanced stage, and a deal will be completed before the end of the month. Undoubtedly, signing one of the most highly regarded U.S. national team prospects is a massive coup for Seattle.
In some respects, Morris’ decision to join the Sounders is slightly unexpected. There had been some suggestions that he would move abroad, after reportedly receiving several offers from Europe, including Germany.
However, this isn’t the first time the Seattle, Washington native has surprised people, after previously deciding to stay in school for his junior year. Ultimately though, his connections to the area were a significant factor in his decision.
Morris previously spent time at the Sounders FC youth academy, as well as playing for their under-23 team in the Premier Development League. Furthermore, his father is the Chief Medical Director for the Sounders.
The 21-year old is used to being in the headlines, after receiving his first national team call-up as a sophomore at Stanford. So far, he has made seven appearances for the national team and scored one goal.