Jordan Morris has done all there is to do on the college level, and he now looks ready to embark on the next chapter of his promising career.
The U.S. national team forward and Stanford University star will forego his senior season to turn pro, multiple sources confirmed to Goal USA. Morris is in advanced negotiations with the Seattle Sounders on a contract that will make him the highest-paid homegrown player in MLS history.
One of the most highly regarded prospects in the U.S. national team setup, Morris had left his future a bit of a mystery after leading Stanford to the NCAA championship last month. Having already surprised American soccer circles with his decision to stay in school for his junior season, Morris apparently did give some thought to staying for his senior campaign before ultimately deciding to turn pro.
Morris reportedly received offers from abroad, specifically from Germany, but all signs point to Morris completing a deal with the Sounders this month. Morris' father is the Sounders' team physician.
Morris, 21, made headlines in 2014 when he received his first U.S. national team call-up while still only a sophomore at Stanford. Since that debut, Morris has amassed seven national team appearances, contributing one goal. Morris also is a key member of the U.S. Under-23 national team, which will face Colombia in March for a chance to qualify for the Olympics.
A first-team college All-American, Morris notched 13 goals and three assists during his junior season to lead Stanford to its first national championship. Morris delivered in the NCAA final, scoring a pair of goals in Stanford's 4-0 victory against Clemson on Dec. 13.
Morris also is expected to join the U.S. national team for its upcoming January training camp, ahead of friendlies against Iceland and Canada.