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Jordan Morris scores goal for USMNT in loss to France

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Stanford sophomore Jordan Morris scored the only goal for the U.S. U-23 men’s national team in the team’s opening game of the 2015 Toulon Tournament against host team France. The goal comes only about a month after Morris’ goal in the U.S.’ 2-0 win over Mexico and continues his sensational start to his career with the USMNT.

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Stanford sophomore Jordan Morris scored in the 65th minute for the USMNT in the team’s loss to France in the opening game of the Toulon Tournament. (JIM SHORIN/stanfordphoto.com)

It came in the 65th minute, when Morris took a pass from Liverpool’s Marc Pelosi and beat two French defenders before he completed the play with a subtle touch into the lower right corner of the goal. Sadly, the goal came after 3 unanswered goals by France, and the U.S. had to settle for a 3-1 loss.

The U.S. will next face the Netherlands on May 29. Qatar and Costa Rica round out the five-team group, with the winning teams in each group meeting in the final on June 7.

Contact Sandip Srinivas as sandips ‘at’ stanford.edu.

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Sandip Srinivas

Sandip Srinivas

Sandip Srinivas '18 is the Football Editor, a sports desk editor and a beat writer for men's basketball and football at The Stanford Daily. Sandip is a sophomore from Belmont, California that roots for the San Francisco Giants during even years and roots for Steph Curry year-round. He is majoring in Symbolic Systems and can be contacted via email at sandips 'at' stanford.edu.