United States U-21 national team forward Jordan Morris will join the Pierce County-based Sounders U-23 Premier Development League team this weekend.
He will be on the U-23 active roster in time for its 7:30 p.m. Friday (June 13) match against the division-leading Kitsap Pumas at Gordon Park Field in Bremerton. The club said he is expected to play against the rival Portland Timbers U-23s at 2 p.m. Sunday at Tumwater High School stadium.
Morris is considered one of the top prospects in the country. He scored 27 goals in 28 matches with Sounders Academy; and he has just finished his freshman season at Stanford, where he had six goals, seven assists and was named to the All-Pac-12 first team.
“Jordan Morris is an exciting young player, and he seems to excel at every level he gets the opportunity to play at,” U-23 coach Darren Sawatzky said through a club release. “… Competitive games in the Northwest Division of the PDL has helped many players in their journey to become professional players, and it will be the same with Jordan.”
Also this weekend, Pierce County-based South Sound FC of the Evergreen Premier League will shift its home pitch from Lakewood to Tacoma, facing WestSound FC at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln High School.
The Seattle Sounders FC violated the league mass confrontation policy and the team and coach Sigi Schmid were fined on Thursday.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee determined the Chicago Fire also violated the policy during Saturday’s game, but received an official warning for their first violation of the season. Chicago’s Benji Joya and Gonzalo Segares were involved and fined an undisclosed amount.
Also, Chicago’s Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, a former Sounder, and Seattle’s Obafemi Martins were fined for failing to leave the field in an orderly manner after receiving red cards. Chicago’s Jeff Larentowicz was fined for hands to the face/head of Gonzalo Pineda.
Colorado Rapids midfielder Dillon Serna was suspended one game and fined for serious foul play against FC Dallas midfielder Victor Ulloa in Saturday’s game.
The Montreal Impact have traded defender Jeb Brovsky to expansion New York City FC for a second-round pick in the 2016 Major League Soccer SuperDraft.
Brovsky was a key defender for the Impact in their first two seasons in MLS. He has since been overshadowed by younger players Karl Ouimette and Maxim Tissot.
Brovsky has appeared in just seven of the Impact’s 13 games this season.