In pursuit of Jordan Morris, the Seattle Sounders are more than prepared to pay out a record-breaking deal.
Sounders general manager Garth Lagerway announced Wednesday that the Sounders have offered the Stanford star the richest Homegrown Player contract in MLS history. As things stand, LA Galaxy star and fellow U.S. Men’s National Team forward Gyasi Zardes is currently the highest paid Homegrown player in the league at $223,000 in guaranteed compensation.
“It’s up to Jordan,” Lagerwey said. “Jordan will come out when he wants to come out, and he’ll go where he wants to go. We hope he signs with us, but it’s out of our control.”
Lagerway went on to say that the club is “confident we have have a feel” for where Morris intends to go, although rules prevent the club from talking with the forward until the conclusion of the NCAA season in December.
Morris, who recently appeared for the USMNT against St. Vincent & the Grenadines, has made seven appearances for the senior team this season while also leading the way in Olympic qualifying for the U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team.
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