Jordan Morris had another standout performance in a United States uniform, this time helping lead the U-23 team to a 5-2 victory at Bosnia and Herzegovina. It wasn't just Morris' 8th minute goal and the assist he picked up six minutes later, but the Stanford sophomore was all over play-by-play. Here's a sampling:
GOAL! Jordan Morris puts the U-23 #USMNT on the board in the 8th minute scoring from the top of the box! Gil with the assist. #USAvBIH 1-0.— U.S. Soccer YNT (@ussoccer_ynt) March 27, 2015
Here's video of the goal:
Make that TWO for the U-23 #USMNT! Mario Rodriguez gives the USA a 2-0 lead in the 14'. Morris again, this time with the assist.— U.S. Soccer YNT (@ussoccer_ynt) March 27, 2015
Here's video of the assist:
Jordan Morris nearly finds Rodriguez for a third... Alashe on for Rodriguez, Shelton on for Lassiter. #USMNT 2-0, 62'— Josh Deaver (@JoshDeaver) March 27, 2015
Twice now, Jordan Morris has been about half a step from intercepting a back pass and rounding the keeper. He fast. #USMNT u23 3-1, 70'— Josh Deaver (@JoshDeaver) March 27, 2015
Especially after a performance like this, Morris has to be considered among the favorites to join the U.S. if they qualify for Brazil 2016 Summer Olympics. Morris and Luis Gil were also the only two U.S. starters who have national team caps.
Although Morris reportedly turned down a Homegrown Player contract from the Sounders earlier this year, the Mercer Island product could conceivably sign in the summer after his collegiate season.
The U-23s return to action on March 31 in Denmark.
Here's video of the complete match: