One of the factors Jordan Morris is believed to be strongly considering when it comes to signing his first contract is how much playing time he'd likely receive. Well, the Seattle Sounders are making it clear that if he comes to MLS that playing time would not be a huge concern.
"I think, Jordan is going to play a ton," Sounders GM and President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey said during the MLS SuperDraft livestream. "I think there will be a lot of opportunity coming right out of training camp."
Lagerwey noted that Morris has effectively started his preseason training before many of the Sounders veterans, will may be even better playing shape early on and could even start the Feb. 23 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal match against Club America.
Noting that a switch to a three-forward setup is a definite possibility, Lagerwey didn't seem particularly worried about finding minutes for everyone in what could quickly become a very talented, but very crowded, strike force that already includes Clint Dempsey, Obafemi Martins and Nelson Haedo Valdez.
If Morris doesn't sign, Lagerwey maintained his confidence in the group that's already been assembled.
"We expect big performances from those guys," Lagerwey said.
As for Morris actually signing, Lagerwey continues to sound reasonably optimistic.
"I'm confident we'll have a clear line of communication as to what outcome he reaches," Lagerwey said, pointing out that Sounders owner Adrian Hanauer and head coach Sigi Schmid have long-time relationships with Morris' father. "we have to respect the process, we have to respect Jordan."