STANFORD, Calif. — Jordan Morris, a member of the U.S. men’s national soccer team, is skipping his senior season at Stanford and will train with Werder Bremen starting Sunday at the German team’s camp in Belek, Turkey.
Morris announced Tuesday he was skipping his senior season to turn pro.
“It’s a good opportunity for us to get to know a player better,” Bremen sporting director Thomas Eichin said. “Nothing more and nothing less.”
Morris made his national team debut in 2014 and scored this year in an exhibition against Mexico. The 21-year-old junior forward had a pair of goals last month to lead Stanford over Clemson 4-0 for its first NCAA men’s soccer title.
His father, Dr. Michael Morris, is medical director of Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders. Jordan Morris also played for the Sounders’ academy.
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