After missing a preseason match and having a few practice sessions reduced, Jordan Morris is confident he will travel to Texas to take on the Houston Dynamo (Sat. March 4, 5:30 p.m., Q13 FOX). Asked directly about his ankle, the Seattle Sounders forward responded, “It feels really good.”
There may be some questions as to how much he plays. Between the ankle knock and a preseason that started in early January with the United States National Team, there is potential to rest Morris, but that will be dependent on tactical needs and the fitness reports from Dave Tenney.
“Well, Jordan’s a tough kid,” Brian Schmetzer said, “so he’s going to give us as many minutes as he can and then we, the staff, will make a decision as to whether it’s 90 minutes, or something less.”
Morris was among dozens of Sounders players and staff at Wednesday night’s Zach Scott Testimonial. “He’s a legend. It’s so cool to see him get all that support. He deserved it,” Morris said. “We raised a lot of money, which was awesome.”
Scott adopted Seattle as his home over his 15-year career, while Morris is native born. Jordan thinks it is a bit too early to consider being a one-club man, a rarity in modern sports.
“In the back of mind that would be cool. I love this city. I love playing in my hometown, but you never know what the future holds. Obviously, I’m just focused on this year and what I can do to help the team. I guess you never know what can happen in the future.”
Asked if there is any doubt about Chad Marshall, Schmetzer replied, “Is that a trick question?”