Morris Is Giving Soccer Fans an Education
He’s playing it smart. Stanford junior Jordan Morris is deferring lucrative offers from pro teams to savor his school days. The 20-year-old striker still trains with the U.S. men’s national soccer team — in fact, he’s the first collegian on the American side since 1999. Still, he’s at a disadvantage against competitors, as college players’ practice time is limited. But Morris says he’s compelled to be surrounded by both academic and athletic excellence, and he’ll soon be squeezing in Olympic qualifying games with the U.S. under-23 team.