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Jordan Morris could feature in USMNT's Confederations Cup playoff

Jurgen Klinsmann says the Sounders Academy product is still in the running for a spot.

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Jordan Morris is back with the United States men's national team for Tuesday's friendly against Brazil. It may turn out to be a bit of an audition for a place on the squad that will face Mexico in the CONCACAF Cup on Oct. 10. The winner of that match will earn a spot in the 2017 Confederations Cup.

Adding some level of intrigue to the decision is the CONCACAF Summer Olympics qualifying tournament that will be taking place from Oct. 1-13. The United States The top two teams in the qualifying tournament will earn a spot in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Morris has bounced between the U23s and the senior national team since scoring his first international goal against Mexico in an April friendly. Since then, he's played three matches with the USMNT and four more with the U23s while remaining enrolled at Stanford. Morris has one goal in three appearances with Stanford this year.

Klinsmann also noted that age-eligible players DeAndre Yedlin and John Anthony Brooks would be with the USMNT instead of the U23s.

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