Few Sounders are as anxious to make amends for last month's 3-1 loss to the Timbers at Providence Park than rookie forward Jordan Morris.

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Few Sounders are as anxious to make amends for last month’s 3-1 loss to the Timbers at Providence Park than rookie forward Jordan Morris.

That game marked the start of Morris’ four-game goal drought, and his miss of a clear-cut chance early in the first half was singled out as a turning point of that match. But the Mercer Island native has experienced a surge in confidence since the arrival of Uruguayan playmaker Nicolas Lodeiro, having tallied a goal plus two assists during Seattle’s ongoing two-match win streak.

“Mistakes happen,” Morris said of his Portland miss in the video above. “I mean, I know. I’m the first one to admit that I’ve missed chances this season. Finishing is something that I need to keep working on. But if you think about your misses in past games, it’ll put more pressure on you. It’s hard to do, but you have to forget about those.

“Obviously, I would love to put my stamp on the rivalry and score a goal, just help the team win. You just let go of those and move onto the next one.”