An under-the-radar friendly gave an over-analyzed prospect a big chance to shine.
Young Seattle Sounders and USMNT striker Jordan Morris scored twice and Herculez Gomez converted a PK as the MLS side beat West Ham United 3-0 in a Tuesday night friendly at CenturyLink Field.
Morris first poached an in-tight loose ball before scoring a similar goal to the College Cup opener he scored for Stanford, carrying in close before belting a high shot home.
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A much-changed Sounders led 1-0 at half against a young and undermanned West Ham XI that nevertheless included Mark Noble, Adrian, Winston Reid, Scotty Byram and Andy Carroll, and broke through once the Irons made almost wholesale changes at halftime.
— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) July 6, 2016