Jordan Morris scored a 61st minute equalizer for the Seattle Sounders against Toronto FC.
Here it is:
The touch. The turn. The finish.
Morris is 21-years old and has six goals in his rookie MLS season. Stars and Stripes FC co-managing editor Rob Usry (who demanded I do this post on a Saturday night instead of
throwing rocks into a river and wondering where life went so wrong having fun) informs me that this goal breaks the record for goals by a rookie Seattle Sounders player.
You may recall that Morris was left off the United States men's national team roster for the Copa America Centenario roster in favor of Chris Wondolowski.
Here's what USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann had to say about the decision in May:
"There are always some 50-50 moments, if it's in the back line, if it's in midfield, if it's up front," Klinsmann told FOX. "And it came a little bit down to Wondo [Chris Wondolowski] or Jordan.
"We decided in this moment right now to go with Wondo. He's in top form. He's scoring a lot of goals for the Earthquakes. But always, when you take certain players in one area, you have to leave other ones out."
"We believe that players really played their way into that [Copa America] roster, and it’s difficult," Klinsmann said in a quote sheet provided by US Soccer. "There are some situations that probably the fans will now discuss. Why not Jordan Morris and Wondo is in there? Well, because Wondo proves all the time that he just is so hungry for goals, and Jordan is on his way through the ranks coming up."
If Morris continues to score (especially goals as impressive as this one), then it's hard to imagine that he'll be kept off of any U.S. rosters in the future.