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.
Getting ready for @JmoSmooth13 to make his appearance for @ussoccer #GoStanford pic.twitter.com/hYoxGOycr0— StanfordMen'sSoccer (@StanfordMSoccer) November 18, 2014
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.