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Jordan Morris reveals he almost signed with Sounders over offseason

Homegrown Player also explains his thinking behind staying at Stanford.

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Much has been written about Jordan Morris' decision to spurn a Seattle Sounders Homegrown Player contract and remain at Stanford. This decision has confounded the likes of USMNT technical advisor Berti Vogts as well as numerous outside observers, some of whom have openly wondered if the Sounders are doing all the can to sign one of the hottest American prospects.

In an interview with American Soccer Now, however, Morris confirmed what the Sounders have been saying for quite some time: That the MLS squad has not been shy about recruiting him.

"I was tempted and I almost left. I went back-and-forth every day. I talked it over with Sigi (Schmid) and my family and they understood."

Morris to American Soccer Now

This pretty much washes with what a lot of us have been assuming. The 20-year-old also confirms that the main reason he's staying at Stanford is, well, it's Stanford. While he may not stick around long enough to actually graduate, it's hard to blame the kid for wanting to get that kind of experience while he can. That it doesn't seem to be hurting his spot with the United States national team -- where he's on the roster for Wednesday's match against Mexico -- doesn't hurt either.

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