What a year it's been for Jordan Morris. The 21-year-old has gone through a whirlwind of career moments in just the last 11 months. While he's still plying his trade in college with the Stanford Cardinal, he's also represented the USA at the U-23 and Senior levels. He's impressed at each level and has only increased the already sky-high expectations of his talent.
Morris and Stanford are currently competing in the NCAA Tournament in what could be his last actions as an amateur soccer player. While he hasn't committed to turning pro after this season, he's already been offered the most lucrative homegrown contract in MLS history by the Seattle Sounders, and has undoubtedly drawn interest from Europe with his USMNT performances.
For now he's still in college and putting his team on his back in the most important moments of their season. In their round of 16 matchup against Ohio State, Morris scored two goals in the team's 3-1 win.
Here are the two goals (via pac-12.com):
A nice incisive run between the OSU centerbacks allows Morris the space to take a delicate first touch to set up his simple yet beautiful outside of the foot finish.
It's unclear from this angle if this second outside of the foot shot took a deflection or not, but it flies into the corner of the net with a punishing ferocity. Reminiscent of his effort against Germany in June from outside of the box that narrowly missed.
If this is indeed his last few moments in college soccer, he's going out with a bang. Stanford advance to the quarterfinals to play the top overall seed Wake Forest (Saturday, December 5, 7 p.m. ET).