Jordan Morris is on the verge of joining the Seattle Sounders on the richest Homegrown Player contract in Major League Soccer history.
Ives Galarcep from Goal.com has the report. It’s no surprise that Morris will forego his senior year at Stanford, though the choice to go with Seattle does deserve some consideration.
While the Sounders are a fantastic club for any player to join, many expected Morris to try his hand overseas.
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Then again, we can’t be sure the contract isn’t a way to help ensure Morris makes Seattle some transfer money as soon as August (or sooner).
Morris reportedly had interest from the Bundesliga as well. The 21-year-old has one cap in 7 appearances for the United States men’s national team, and his father is the chief medical director for the Sounders.
Do you like the move? How long do you want Morris in MLS? Do you wish he’d start elsewhere while his name is hot? With his name and brand, he can always get a gig in Major League Soccer. His European opportunities may not ever be better.