Jordan Morris to skip senior year at Stanford, will train with Werder Bremen

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As anticipated, the USMNT’s Jordan Morris will forego his senior year at Stanford and turn pro.

While the university released a statement announcing Morris’ decision to leave, German club Werder Bremen announced the 21-year-old will join the Bundesliga side for a training stint next week.

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Morris will join Werder’s first-team on January 11 as the side trains in Turkey during the Bundesliga’s winter break. The club’s sporting director Thomas Eichin said the stint was “A good opportunity for us to get to know a player better. Nothing more, nothing less.”

A product of the Seattle Sounders youth system, it was reported that the MLS team was ready to offer Morris the richest Homegrown Player contract in league history. However, the striker is also interested in possibilities in Europe, seen by his upcoming stint with Werder Bremen.

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The Pac-12 Player of the Year, Morris led Stanford to the school’s first national championship this season. He scored twice in the final against Clemson and was named the College Cup’s Most Outstanding Player. He has made seven appearances for the USMNT and has scored one goal, becoming the first college player to be called up to the national team since 1999.