After reports previously indicated Jordan Morris would join the Seattle Sounders, it now appears he is still considering other possibilities.
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As per a report from Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated, Morris will spend some time with Werder Bremen. He will train with the German Bundesliga club later on this month, while he continues to weigh up his options.
In fairness to the 21-year old, it makes sense that he takes his time in deciding where to play. This will be one of the most important decisions he makes in his life.
The amount of attention Morris is receiving is hardly surprising, as he is one of the U.S. national team’s most highly regarded prospects. He received his first international call-up as a sophomore at Stanford and has so far made seven appearances, scoring one goal in a friendly last April against Mexico.
The forward is one of three finalists for the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, which honors the top player in college soccer. He scored 13 goals and added three assists last season, on the way to helping the Cardinals win their first ever NCAA soccer championship.
While Morris’ decision to train in Germany will be frustrating for the Sounders, they are still very much in the running for his signature. If he does eventually pick Seattle, he will sign the richest homegrown player contract in MLS history.
Ultimately, the Sounders will be hoping the Mercer Island native’s ties to the local area help to influence him. He has previously spent time at their youth academy and played for the under-23 team, while his father is the Sounders Chief Medical Director.