3. As you were, Jordan Morris
We recently asked five questions which needed to be answered in 2020 to help determine how successful the Seattle Sounders would be. One of these questions involved Jordan Morris and whether he was ready to take his game to the next level?
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If Thursday night in Honduras offers any evidence, the answer would have to be a resounding ‘yes’. Aside from the assist Morris provided for Joao Paulo’s goal, he also scored one of his own in the 54th-minute to increase the visitor’s lead to 2-0. He may have started on the left-wing, but the 25-year-old showed why he is equally capable of playing as an out-and-out striker. His goal-poachers instinct, reacting quickest to a save from the C.D. Olimpia goalkeeper and firing home, was on full display once more. (And in fairness, it was Morris who had set up the original chance for Joevin Jones which forced the save.)
Amazingly, the night could have been even better for Morris shortly after when he was through on goal with just the keeper to beat. Unfortunately, his unselfish attempt to instead set up Raul Ruidiaz for a simple tap-in went unrewarded and the ball was deflected away.
Overall, the talent of the Seattle native was obvious for all to see. He was an ever-present threat in attack, but also deserve plaudits for continually tracking back to help the defense even as he tired late on. All in all, Morris was Seattle’s primary offensive weapon and looks in even better shape than last year.