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Jordan Morris scores vs. Mexico

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Yes, that really happened. The kid from Mercer Island, the one that used to frequent your local Starbucks, that grew up right around the corner from you and groomed his game with the Seattle Sounders Academy just scored a goal against Mexico.

Here is Jordan Morris' first international goal, which by the way gave the United States a 1-0 lead.

Sure, most of the hard work was done by Michael Bradley and it did take a fortunate bounce off a defender, but credit Morris with staying with the playing and finishing it like a seasoned pro. You have to imagine the nerves were pumping when he saw that ball spring free and he didn't have much of an angle.

Here's the tactical camera view, which really shows how small of a window he had:

morris tactical

Of course, who was the first person to celebrate with him? Fellow Sounders Academy alum DeAndre Yedlin. Quite a moment.

morris celebrate

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