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Jordan Morris makes his USMNT debut

The Seattle Sounders product is the first college player to appear with the United States since 1995.

Wearing the No. 24 Jordan Morris entered in the 76th minute. Normally a forward with Stanford and previously with the Seattle Sounders Jurgen Klinsmann put Morris as a wide midfielder out left. Morris is the first college player to play for the United States since 1995 (Ante Razov).

Morris' first threatening touch (81') was after a pass from Kyle Beckerman. Jordan slotted the pass into Greg Garza for a dangerous chance but Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given saved the shot.

In the 94th minute Morris had another dangerous look. This time, he was taken out by a yellow card-earning tackle and was unable to turn to goal.

The Mercer Island native did not have many touches, but that first run and touch was a sample of why he's at the National Team level, and why pro clubs are trying to talk him out of attending a top university. Seattle has his rights within MLS and could sign him as a Homegrown Player. If he signs anywhere else the Sounders would receive no compensation.

Stanford may have a contest with Sounders fans and Mercer Island residents for who has the most pride in this occasion.

The United States lost to Ireland in a performance that will not be remembered for the scoreline (4-1), but instead for the cap of college player at a time when that was thought inconceivable.

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