Seattle Sounders FC forward Jordan Morris was voted the player of the week for the first week of the Major League Soccer season.
In his first match since missing the 2018 season due to a torn ACL, Morris triumphantly returned to action with two goals in Seattle’s 4-1 victory over expansion side FC Cincinnati at CenturyLink Field Saturday.
The 24-year-old academy product exited the match in the 77th minute to a standing ovation after recording his second career MLS brace. Morris is tied for the league lead with two goals scored.
A Washington native, Morris scored in front of his hometown fans in the 33rd minute to give the Rave Green its first lead of the match. Morris sent a right-footed shot from the left of the box, slightly deflecting off a Cincinnati defender into the back of the net to bring the score to 2-1 (Watch Goal). Teammates rewarded Morris with an emotional pile on celebration for the forward’s first goal since August 2017.
The U.S. international standout then extended Seattle’s lead just before the half, finishing a wide open left-footed shot from inside the box into the upper 90 for a 3-1 advantage in the 43rd minute (Watch Goal).
Seattle returns to action on Saturday, March 9, hosting the Colorado Rapids (10 p.m. ET., ESPN+).