2016 (Seattle): In one of the most decorated rookie campaigns in MLS history, Morris' 12 goals were tied for 11th league-wide, while his six game-winning tallies were second in MLS to New York's Bradley Wright-Phillips, the 2016 MLS Golden Boot winner. Morris added four assists and ranked second among MLS forwards with 2,8546 minutes played. Sounders FC compiled a 10-2-1 record when he recorded a goal or assist en route to the club's first-ever MLS Cup title. Morris netted his first career strike in a 2-1 home win over Philadelphia (April 16), which ignited a four-match scoring streak that tied an MLS rookie record. His first multi-goal performance came with a brace in a 4-2 road win over the LA Galaxy (September 25). Morris also appeared in the Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game against the Mexico U-20 National Team. The 22-year-old started all six of Sounders FC's matches in the Audi 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs. He recorded an assist in a pivotal 3-0 home victory over FC Dallas in the first leg of the Western Conference Semifinals before scoring a goal in both legs of Seattle’s 3-1 aggregate win over the Colorado Rapids in the Western Conference Championship.
2015: In his junior season at Stanford, Morris won the 2015 MAC Hermann Trophy, which is annually awarded to the most outstanding collegiate soccer player in the country, and capped the season with a brace in a 4-0 win over Clemson to win the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship (December 13). It was Stanford’s first National Championship in program history. The 2015 NSCAA First Team All-American and 2015 Pac-12 Player of the Year led Stanford with 13 goals. He scored in five straight matches from September 13 – October 18, including the game-winner at UCLA for the program’s first win in Westwood (October 16).
2014: As a sophomore, Morris earned All-PAC-12 and NSCAA First Team All-American honors. The forward ended the season as a MAC Hermann semifinalist after tallying four goals and a team-high six assists in 15 matches (all starts). He scored goals against San Jose State (September 6), Gonzaga (September 26), San Francisco (October 24) and Washington (November 7).
2013: In his first year with the Cardinal, Morris earned All-PAC-12 First Team honors. Among the conference’s freshmen, Morris ranked first in assists (7) and tied for the lead in goals (6). He scored his first two collegiate goals in a 2-1 overtime win at UC Santa Barbara (September 27). Morris also recorded goals in a 2-1 win at Oregon State (October 6) and the opening tally of a 2-1 loss to UCLA (November 1). He added a score in two separate contests against San Diego State (October 13, November 3). In the NCAA Tournament First Round, Morris converted a penalty kick in Stanford’s shootout win over Loyola Marymount (November 21).
After stints with the U.S. U-20 and U-23 Men’s National Teams, Morris made his USMNT debut in the 76th minute of a friendly against Ireland in Dublin (November 18, 2014). He was the first active college player to earn a cap for the USMNT since Ante Razov did so in 1995. He became the first college player to score for the United States in 24 years when he recorded a goal in the 49th minute against Mexico (April 15, 2015). Against the Netherlands on June 5, 2015, Morris recorded the game-winning assist in the 90th minute. In all, Morris has 14 appearances with two goals and one assist for the United States Men’s National Team.
In 2013, Morris scored 28 goals in 32 matches for Sounders Academy en route to winning the U-17/18 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Player of the Year Award. The following year, Morris played for Sounders FC’S U-23 side, in which he recorded one goal in four appearances.
The son of Dr. Michael and Leslie Morris, he has three siblings – Christopher, Julian and Talia. Christopher played soccer at Seattle Pacific from 2009-2012. His father is Sounders FC’s Team Medical Director & Orthopedic Surgeon. Morris was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was nine years old and he is actively engaged in community initiatives surrounding diabetes awareness and education.