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Stanford grad Morris sets MLS American rookie scoring mark

 

Stanford grad Jordan Morris scored two goals in the Seattle Sounders' 4-2 win Sunday over the LA Galaxy to give him 12 goals, the most by an American rookie in MLS history. He is one of only five rookies who have scored 10 or more goals in a season.

The Sounders ended an 11-game road winless streak against the Galaxy dating to 2009. It was also the Galaxy's first road loss of the season.

Morris put Seattle ahead, 2-1, with the first goal and added his second 10 minutes later. He's second all-time in MLS rookie scoring.

The victory also kept the Sounders' playoff hopes alive. Seattle (11-13-5) hosts the Chicago Fire on Wednesday.

Morris was named to the MLS Team of the Week as a result of his heroics.

Top MLS rookie scorers:

G PLAYER (TEAM, YEAR)

17 Cyle Larin (Orlando City, 2015)

12 Jordan Morris (Seattle, 2016)

11 Damani Ralph (Chicago, 2003)

10 Deshorn Brown (Colorado, 2013)

10 Pat Noonan (New England, 2003)

9 Scott Sealy (FC Dallas, 2005)

8 Josh Wolff (Chicago, 1998)

8 Rodrigo Faria (MetroStars, 2001)

8 Chris Rolfe (Chicago, 2005)

7 Steve Ralston (Tampa Bay, 1996)

7 Clint Dempsey (New England, 2004)

7 Danny Mwanga (Philadelphia, 2010)

7 Darren Mattocks (Vancouver, 2012)

7 Tesho Akindele (FC Dallas, 2014)

— From Soccer America

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