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Stanford's Morris now playing for USA Under-23 team

 

One week after headlining the U.S. Senior National Team's 2-0 victory over Mexico with his first start and score, Stanford sophomore Jordan Morris will get another chance to help his country take down El Tri, this time against Mexico's U-23s.

 

Morris was the only active collegian among 20 players called to Carson for the U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team's first domestic training camp as it continues qualifying preparations for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

The team will train from until Tuesday and then face Mexico's U-23 National Team on Wednesday at StubHub Center in Carson.

 

Morris, who earned his third cap in his fourth call-up to the senior team, stepped onto the national stage last Wednesday when he made his first USMNT start and scored his first international goal in the 49th minute against Mexico in San Antonio, Texas.

 

The Mercer Island, Wash. native and 2014 NSCAA First Team All-American is thought to be the first collegian to score for the U.S. since Mike Sorber in September 1992. He's the third player with Stanford ties to start for the USMNT and first since Chad Marshall did so on Jan. 23, 2010 against Honduras in Carson, California. Marshall started 11 times for his country in three different years (2005, 2009 and 2010). Todd Dunivant started twice in 2006.

— Stanford Athletics

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