There is good news today for the Seattle Sounders in the Jordan Morris saga.
Morris, a U.S. national team forward and former Stanford University standout who has his MLS rights owned by the Sounders, was on trial with Werder Bremen in Germany and had been offered a contract by the club.
The Sounders were left to wait and see what his decision would be, but as of Monday they felt confident of their chances of landing the talented youngster on a homegrown contract.
More news came Tuesday, with Werder Bremen’s sporting director Thomas Eichin saying that Morris would not be signing with the German club.
“The player has made it clear that he sees his future in America,” he said in a statement released by the club. “We respect this decision, of course. We are in a situation where we need players who identify themselves completely with Werder and who are able to completely focus on the task here.”
Eichin also made it clear that the club was still interested in Morris and that a future move for the foward would not be ruled out.