Stanford's Morris delivers go-ahead goal for USA soccer

Stanford sophomore Jordan Morris scored the go-ahead goal in the 61st minute to help the United States Under-23 men's national soccer team beat the host Bahamas senior team, 5-1, in an International Friendly match on Wednesday at the Thompson A. Robinson National Stadium.

The match was part of a five-day camp that brought the two teams together for training. The Americans are expected to return home after Thursday's final day.

Morris, a forward, will join the Cardinal when it opens preseason training on Monday.

The U.S. held a 1-0 halftime advantage before the Bahamas tied the match early in the second half. Morris' goal put the Americans in front to stay.

Alfred Koroma Shams, Omar Salgado, Dennis Floyd and Luis Gil also scored goals for Team USA.

East Palo Alto resident, Cal grad and current Vancouver Whitecaps defender Christian Dean, the older brother of Stanford grad Josh Huestis, also plays for the United States.

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Stanford seniors Conner Cleary and Alex Bowen, and junior Bret Bonanni were among the 13 players named to compete with the U.S. Senior National Team at the FINA World Cup, which begins Aug. 19 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

In related news, the U.S. Youth National Team, which includes Menlo School's Nick Bisconti, finished 2-2 in pool play at the FINA World Youth Championships after an 11-8 loss to Spain on Wednesday in Istanbul, Turkey.

The Americans face Croatia in a qualification match on Thursday.

— Palo Alto Online Sports


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