In a fairly tepid friendly, in which the United States Men's National Team had numerous chances against Canada but failed to capitalize on them until late on, Seattle Sounders' homegrown player Jordan Morris started and played nearly the entire match in Carson, California. Unfortunately for Morris he was unable to make much of an impact, and it was the player who came on for him in the 88th minute, Columbus Crew's Ethan Finlay, who provided the assist for Jozy Altidore's match winner.
The USMNT had a whopping seventeen total shots, seven on target, compared to Canada's four with zero on target. While Jordan Morris was unable to get on the scoresheet, he had a couple of excellent chances. In the 21st minute, Morris created an excellent look with a quick turn and pass to Gyasi Zardes from outside the box, but the LA Galaxy forward's shot was well saved by Maxime Crépeau.
In the 38th minute, Morris latched onto an excellent lofted through ball from Jozy Altidore, but his lobbed shot landed just a little wide of the goalpost.
SO CLOSE. Jordan Morris tries to float it over the keeper but the touch was too heavy. pic.twitter.com/6tD7otLBgb— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) February 6, 2016
As for the rest of the team, Jozy Altidore had the lion's share of chances, with eight total shots (including his goal) and another two on target. Sounders fans will be interested by how the USA lined up tactically, as Jordan Morris played as part of the team's 4-3-3 alongside Altidore and Zardes (and Jerome Kiesewetter late on). Even though it wasn't a particularly memorable night for Morris, he did put in the longest shift of his USMNT career so far, and will return to the Sounders this weekend with a little more international experience.