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Morris to play with Team USA soccer against Mexico this weekend

 

Stanford sophomore forward Jordan Morris received his fourth call-up to the U.S. men's national soccer team Sunday when head coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced the 22-player roster for the 64th edition of the USA-Mexico rivalry in San Antonio, Texas on Wednesday.

The battle between CONCACAF heavyweights starts in the Alamodome at 5:30 p.m. PT and will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1, UniMas and Univision Deportes Network.

On March 31, Morris made his second appearance with the senior national team, entering a match against 12th-ranked Switzerland at Stadion Letzigrund in Zurich.

Last November, he became the first active collegian since 1995 to receive a cap for the USMNT when he came on in the 76th minute in a friendly against Ireland in Dublin.

An earlier call up to the national team camp for its Sept. 3 friendly against the Czech Republic in Prague made him the first current collegian to join the USMNT in 15 years.

Late last month, Morris was among 18 players called to Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina by U.S. Under-23 men's national team coach Andi Herzog.

That squad met for the first training camp of 2015 as it began qualifying preparations for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Morris scored the opening goal in the U-23 MNT's 5-2 win against Bosnia-Herzegovina on March 27 before he was elevated to the senior team.

A 2014 MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist and NSCAA/Continental Tire First Team All-American, Morris started all 15 games in which he played last season for Stanford tallying four goals, 14 points and a team-high six assists.

Coming off a 3-0 result at Cal Poly in its first spring tune-up Saturday, Stanford's home spring slate starts Saturday against Santa Clara at 4 p.m.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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