The Seattle Sounders' pursuit of U.S. international forward Jordan Morris has finally paid off, with the Stanford University junior officially signing with the MLS club on Thursday.
The signing of Morris, 21, amounts to a massive coup for both the Sounders and MLS, given that he also drew interest from German club Werder Bremen.
"You know, honestly, since I was a little kid I knew I wanted to end up in Seattle," Morris told reporters on Thursday. "The opportunity opened up to go over to Germany...
United States forward Jordan Morris is set to travel to Bremen, where he will continue his trial with the Bundesliga club following Werder's winter training camp in Turkey.
Morris, 21, confirmed to reporters that he will make the trip back to Germany with the squad on Saturday.
"I will stay in Bremen for a few days. We'll see what happens after that," the attacker told local paper Kreiszeitung. "They are all very good lads. It's always fun to play against strong players. I am happy and excited."
United States international Jordan Morris is edging closer to a potential professional contract in Germany.
The 21-year-old attacker is currently on trial with Bundesliga side Werder Bremen, and club CEO Thomas Eichin said, "He could be a creative transfer."
Morris, fresh off winning the NCAA College Cup with Stanford, followed the recommendation of U.S. assistant coach Andreas Herzog, a former Bremen midfielder, and joined the club's winter training camp in Turkey on Monday.
United States assistant coach Andreas Herzog recommended U.S. forward Jordan Morris to his old club Werder Bremen, the Austrian told Kreiszeitung.
"Our goal is to get as many players to Europe as possible," he said.
21-year-old Morris is set to join Bundesliga club Werder Bremen next week during their winter training camp in Turkey, the club confirmed on Tuesday.
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