Coming off a standout performance for the United States U-23 team, Sounders Academy product Jordan Morris has been added to the senior national team roster for Tuesday's friendly against Switzerland. Morris replaces forward Arron Johannsson, who is undergoing treatment for an undisclosed infection.
Morris had been one of only two players on the U-23 roster with a senior national team cap, having made his debut on Nov. 18 2014 against Ireland. That marked the first time since 1995 that a college player had earned a USMNT cap. But this actually marks the third time Morris has at least trained with the senior squad, having also been called in for Aug. 28 and Sept. 3 friendlies when he didn't make an appearance.
Jurgen Klinsmann's continued interest in Morris is a bit of double-edged sword. On one hand, it's more evidence that the Sounders have a potential star in the making. On the other, Morris is not under contract with the Sounders and his continued exposure could potentially entice a foreign team to make a play for the young talent.