Since the moment Morris finished his college career at Stanford, many felt he should have gone to Europe instead of starting his pro career in the MLS. Morris ended up going to his hometown Seattle Sounders and, outside of an injury that had him miss all of 2018, has had a stellar 5-year run to this point. That run however, may being coming to an end in the Rave Green.
Morris is currently being linked to a possible loan to Welsh side Swansea City of the EFL Championship. The loan is being reported as a six-month stint and whether there will be an option to buy has yet to be reported. The Swans are currently sitting in 2nd in the Championship, just four points off the leaders Norwich City.
Morris, 26, is currently in camp for the U.S. men’s national team and has stated that he and the Sounders have been in conversation about his future with club.
“I think that for me, it’s a similar stance of kind of where I was before MLS Cup. If the right offer and the right team comes forward, definitely it’s something that I’d be interested in,” Morris said during a national team news conference. “And if things don’t work out, and then I end up in Seattle, I love it there and I feel like I’m growing a lot in Seattle.”
If the loan does indeed last just six months, the Sounders could get Morris back in the middle of their MLS regular season around June or July. The league has yet to announce when the regular season will begin for 2021, but replacing the star winger for the time being will definitely be a tall task for Garth Lagerway and the Sounders front office.
Russell is the Content Director for the Eli Network. He studied broadcast journalism at Eastern Oregon and North Dakota State University. Mostly covers soccer and basketball in the Seattle area and is the current play-by-play voice for Seattle Redhawks basketball. You can follow him @brussbrwn.