Join our live Q&A with local soccer star Jordan Morris, who signed with the Sounders on Thursday after reportedly turning down an offer from a German club earlier this week.

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The Seattle Sounders landed big talent Thursday by signing forward Jordan Morris, a Mercer Island native who became an international top prospect as a standout at Stanford. Morris, 21, reportedly turned down an offer from German club Werder Bremen this week, and has now landed back in the States with his hometown team.

Regarded by many as “the next big thing” in American soccer, Morris’ decision to play in the MLS is seen as a coup for the still-developing league. Despite his rising stock and national profile — and despite turning down a previous league-record Homegrown Player contract — Morris never wavered from a public intention to start his pro career in Seattle.

On the day of his signing with the Sounders, Morris joined Seattle Times readers for a live chat from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday. You can read a full transcript of the Q&A above.