Not that there was much doubt about it at this point, but Jordan Morris made his departure from Stanford official on Tuesday. Morris completed three seasons with the Cardinal and still had a year of eligibility remaining, although he's basically run out of things he could accomplish.
In addition to leading Stanford to their first-ever men's soccer national championship by scoring a brace in the College Cup final, Morris is also considered the favorite to win the Hermann Trophy, annually given to the college game's best player. Morris was able to celebrate the title with his teammates during Monday's season-ending team banquet. He'll then head to St. Louis for the Hermann Trophy ceremony on Friday.
That will be his last collegiate commitment, as he'll then head to southern Turkey to begin training with Werder Bremen, where he's expected to train for at least a couple weeks. If all goes well, he'll be faced with a choice to either take an offer from the Bundesliga club or head back to the United States and join the Seattle Sounders, who have already made him a contract offer.