Jordan Morris is back at Stanford, playing out his sophomore season. After missing his team's second match of the season while he was with the United States national team, Morris made his Stanford return with a goal and an assist in a 2-0 win over mighty San Jose State University over the weekend.
While the experience with the USMNT may have opened Morris' eyes to just how bright his future may be, the Sounders Academy product is apparently in no hurry to leave school.
"It is a tough decision because this is an amazing school and I love it here and the soccer is great," Morris told American Soccer Now. "Of course, my main goal is that I want to play professional soccer. That's what I want to do and I want to go as far as I can in my career. But someday that is going to end so you want to have a backup plan. So getting a degree would be super helpful in that."
Although Morris admits that idea of playing in Europe is intriguing, he gives no indication that he's planning to forego a Sounders contract offer and skip MLS entirely. Making matters even more complicated for a such a move is that he has no claim for dual-citizenship.
"Right now I am just trying to focus on my college season as best I can and help out my team here as much as I can," he said. "Once the season is over, I'll make the decision then."