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Jordan Morris named to USA's U23 roster for Mexico friendly

Sounders Academy product will get another chance to beat the United States' biggest rival.

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The Jordan Morris show continues with his call into United States U23 camp. This mini-camp and friendly against rivals Mexico is a tune-up for Olympic Qualifying later this year (Oct. 1-13). The 20-man roster features 17 professionals with Morris and Sam Strong joining from college. Alfred Koroma Shams is currently with unattached FC. Nine players currently play in MLS with Liga MX providing another three and three more coming from lower division pro North American teams.

In the past month Morris scored for the U23s against Bosnia-Herzegovenia, played against Switzerland with the full National Team, scored in the win over Mexico with the full side and began his spring season with the Stanford men's soccer team, scoring in the opener against Cal Poly.

UniMás and Univision Deportes Network will broadcast the April 22nd match between the USA and Mexico at 8 PM Pacific.

Nine players on the roster were at the U20 World Cup in 2013. Morris just missed that call, but was in pre-Cup training.

The full roster follows;

GOALKEEPERS (2): Cody Cropper (Southampton; Maple Grove, Minn.), Jon Kempin (San Antonio Scorpions; Leawood, Kan.) 
DEFENDERS (8): Christian Dean (Vancouver Whitecaps; East Palo Alto, Calif.), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Alebrijes de Oaxaca; Riverside, Calif.), Boyd Okwuonu (Real Salt Lake; Edmund, Okla.), Shane O'Neill (Colorado Rapids; Boulder, Colo.), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids; Brighton, Colo.), Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif), Sam Strong (UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif.), Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas; Lawrenceville, Ga.) 
MIDFIELDERS (5): Fatai Alashe (San Jose Earthquakes; Northville, Mich.), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), Alejandro Guido (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Benji Joya (Santos Laguna; San Jose, Calif.), Daniel Metzger (New York Red Bulls II; Holmdel, N.J.) 
FORWARDS (5): Alonso Hernandez (C.F. Monterrey; El Paso, Texas), Alfred Koroma Shams (Unattached; Southlake Carol, Texas), Jordan Morris (Stanford; Mercer Island, Wash.), Mario Rodriguez (Borussia Mönchengladbach; North Hollywood, Calif.), Jose Villarreal (LA Galaxy; Inglewood, Calif.)

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