Seattle Sounders FC forward and Homegrown product Jordan Morris was called upon once again amidst a phenomenal 12-goal season, the second best in MLS rookie history. The highest scoring U.S. rookie has shown a knack for late game heroics, breaking the league rookie mark with six game-winning goals this season. Once thought to be all but dead in the postseason race, Morris has willed Sounders FC into the playoff picture with three goals during Seattle’s current four-game win streak.
Joining Morris up top is Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore, who has nine goals over his previous 12 matches and ranks third all-time in U.S. Men’s National Team history with 37 goals scored. Altidore has kept a playoff bound Toronto squad near the top of the Eastern Conference with the team registering a 6-1-2 record in matches where he has either scored or assisted on a goal.
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (3): David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Ethan Horvath (Molde FK), William Yarbrough (Club Leon)
DEFENDERS (7): Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Moenchengladbach), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Lynden Gooch (Sunderland), Perry Kitchen (Hearts), Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund), Danny Williams (Reading)
FORWARDS (5): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Bobby Wood (Hamburg SV)