Stanford's Morris, Kovar named to MLS all-star festivities


Stanford products Jordan Morris and Aaron Kovar, both with the Seattle Sounders of the Major Soccer League, were named to the annual Chipotle Homegrown Game during MLS All-Star Week.

Longtime MLS and U.S. national team star and MLS Homegrown Team head coach Landon Donovan named the team's 20-man roster on Tuesday.

Jordan Morris
The team will take on the Mexico Under-20 national team in the third incarnation of the Homegrown Game on July 27 at 6 p.m. at Avaya Stadium, the home of the San Jose Earthquakes.

Morris leads all MLS rookies this season with six goals after signing his Homegrown contract in January.

A native of Mercer Island who won a national title at Stanford last fall before joining the Sounders, Morris has also earned nine caps with the United States men's national team.

Kovar has already set career highs in games played (13), starts (10) and minutes played (732), and scored his first career MLS regular season goal in May.

Originally from Seattle, Kovar was part of the Sounders FC Academy before signing a Homegrown contract in January 2014.

Morris and Kovar join former Sounders forward Sean Okoli (2014) as Seattle players selected for the Homegrown Game.

The AT&T MLS All-Star Game will take place on July 28 at Avaya Stadium.

— MLS/Sounders

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