NEW YORK – Seattle Sounders FC forward Jordan Morris Monday was voted the Major League Soccer player of the week for the 11th week of the 2020 season.
Morris powered Seattle to a dominant 7-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes Thursday behind a goal and a career-high three assists. He has six goals and five assists for the regular season, each mark tied for fourth-most in the league, while his combined 11 goals and assists are tied for second-most. Seattle sits in second place in the Western Conference standings with 18 points (5-2-3 overall record).
Seattle took a 1-0 lead in the fourth minute when Morris dribbled the ball from the halfway line through a myriad of defenders and finished with a left-footed shot from the center of the box into the bottom left corner (watch goal). Morris registered his first assist of the match with a perfectly placed through ball to set up Raúl Ruidíaz’s 33rd minute goal, giving the club a 5-0 lead (watch assist).). With the goal, Seattle tied the MLS record for the most goals in the first half (five) and set a record for the fastest in league history to reach that mark (33 minutes).
The 25-year-old Sounders FC academy product helped push Seattle’s advantage to 6-0 with another assist on João Paulo’s 48th-minute goal (watch assist). Morris then recorded his third assist of the day on a fast break, finding an open Joevin Jones in the box to give Seattle a 7-0 lead in the 59th minute (watch assist).
Sounders FC hosts the Los Angeles Football Club at CenturyLink Field Friday (10 p.m. ET, ESPN+).
The MLS player of the week is selected each week of the regular season through both media and fan voting in a process conducted by MLS Communications. A panel of journalists from the North American Soccer Reporters comprises 75 percent of the vote, while a Twitter fan vote represents the remaining 25 percent of voting. NASR consists of members of print, television, radio and online media.