Jordan Morris’ fifth goal for the United States men’s soccer team was his biggest yet.
The USA forward scored the winning goal Wednesday night in his team’s 2-1 victory over Jamaica in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup final. The game appeared destined for extra time when Morris pounced on a loose ball in Jamaica’s penalty area and emphatically shot through a sea of Reggae Boyz.
Morris scored three of his five international goals this month during the Gold Cup. He has quickly developed a knack for scoring them late in periods of play.
The 22-year-old also has made a habit of winning in his burgeoning career.
Plenty of hype surrounded Morris since his senior national-team debut in November 2014 — when he was still in college at Stanford University. The hype appeared to subside in early 2017 as he struggled to consistently star in Major League Soccer with the Seattle Sounders.
But his Gold Cup-winning goal will only embolden those who predicted he’d one day become U.S. Soccer’s goal-scoring hero.
And they’re not wrong in this case.
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