Stanford sophomore and budding soccer sensation Jordan Morris has earned his third call-up to the U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) and could see action in the team’s upcoming matchup against the Swiss national team.
U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann added the 20-year-old forward to the roster on Sunday after it was determined that forward Aron Johannsson would not be able to participate in the match at Switzerland due to his continuing recovery from an infection.
Morris was first called up to the squad in September 2014 for the team’s friendly against the Czech Republic, becoming the first active collegian in 15 years to receive a spot in the USMNT. After that, he earned a cap in a November call-up against Ireland, coming on in the 76th minute and becoming the first active collegian to see action for the USMNT since 1995.
The call-up comes on the heel of another solid performance from the Stanford star, who knocked in the opening goal for the U.S. under-23 squad in a 5-2 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Morris, who has announced his intention to forgo an opportunity to play with the Seattle Sounders F.C. and instead remain at Stanford for his junior season in 2015, is one of just three forwards listed on the U.S. roster alongside Jozy Altidore and Rubio Rubin.
The U.S. will take on Switzerland in Zurich at 9 a.m. PT on Tuesday. The match will be broadcasted on Fox Sports 1.
Contact Do-Hyoung Park at dpark027 ‘at’ stanford.edu.