- Associated Press - Monday, January 5, 2015

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Stanford forward Jordan Morris has turned down a chance to sign with the Seattle Sounders to stay in school for his junior year.

In November, Morris became the first college player in nearly two decades to appear for the U.S. men’s national team when he came on in the 76th minute of a 4-1 exhibition loss to Ireland in Dublin. The U.S. Soccer Federation believes no college player had appeared for the national team since Ante Razov in 1995, the year before Major League Soccer started play.

Morris has played for the Sounders’ under-23 team and trained against the national team in May during the Americans’ World Cup preparation camp at Stanford. He was called up to the national team for a Sept. 3 match against the Czech Republic but made his debut in Ireland.

Morris had four goals, 14 points and a team-leading six assists in 15 games for Stanford, all starts.



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