U.S. starlet Jordan Morris is the future of the USMNT in attack. The question is, will he aim to grow as a player in the United States or Germany? The Stanford star will likely be joining either Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga or the Seattle Sounders of Major League soccer. He will be training with the German club next week, the club announced on Tuesday.
The 21-year-old Seattle native turned pro on Tuesday. The striker, who has earned seven caps for the USMNT, spent time with the youth programs of the Sounders and can join the club by skipping the MLS SuperDraft. According to Goal.com, Morris is in "advanced negotiations" with the MLS club.
The time in Germany seems to be a trial where he can prove his worth and potentially get a contract offer.
The talented forward is fresh off leading Stanford to its first men's soccer national title. A move to Europe, facing better competition than in the U.S., is something coach Jurgen Klinsmann has wanted, and it makes sense for a player of his potential to play overseas. But time will tell as to where he ultimately begins his professional career.