Jordan Morris ties rookie record with goals in four straight games

The rookie striker had the insurance goal in his team’s 2-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes and tied a rookie record.

Jordan Morris found the back of the net for the fourth straight game, tying a record, as the Seattle Sounders defeated the visiting San Jose Earthquakes 2-0.

The rookie powered a drive from outside the area that went through the legs of defender Shaun Francis and past Earthquakes keeper David Bingham in the 89th minute of the contest.

The goal was Morris’ fourth of the season, all coming over this four-game span. It tied an MLS rookie record held by Damani Ralph and Patrick Mullins. He also matched the Sounders rookie record for goals in a season, held by Steve Zakuani.

Morris contributed to the build up to Seattle’s opener as well, culminating in a Clint Dempsey finish which gave the Sounders the edge in the 26th minute. Morris later hit the post in the 56th minute of the contest.

The game remained 1-0 late into the second half. However, San Jose received a golden opportunity to equalize when Victor Bernardez was brought down in the area by Tyrone Mears.

Chris Wondolowski’s penalty rolled off the post, preserving the advantage for Seattle.

Morris, who was named to the United States preliminary roster for the Copa America Centenario last week, then put the game beyond all doubt with his finish.