U.S. Men’s National Team and Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris was substituted midway through the second half of the team’s match against the LA Galaxy on Sunday night. Morris went down clutching his hamstring after pulling up due to what looked like a non-contact injury. There was no word from the team as to the severity of the injury after the match.
Today, Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated reported that a source with the team says that Morris will miss the remainder of the MLS season and the World Cup Qualifiers later next month. The injury is a tough break for the young forward who seems to have taken a step back with the Sounders after winning the league’s rookie of the year award last season. Despite his struggles with his club team, Morris does have four goals in 2017 for the national team.
The U.S. has been beset by injuries as of late with defenders John Brooks and DeAndre Yedlin missing the last round of qualifiers. Coach Bruce Arena will have to now look at striker depth as the MNT prepares for critical games against Panama and Trinidad and Tobago in the final two qualification matches for the 2018 World Cup.