Morris said that MRI results were encouraging and that he's "day-by-day" for the first game of the Western Conference final against Colorado on Nov. 22 at CenturyLink Field.
Sounders rookie Jordan Morris was named Major League Soccer’s Rookie of the Year on Thursday morning, discussing the honor with local media following a light jogging session at practice at Starfire Sports.
Morris earned nearly 45 percent of the total vote — and an even higher share of the player vote — to beat out Philadelphia defender Keegan Rosenberry and Jack Harrison of New York City FC.
“Just to be in the company of two other great players was awesome,” Morris said in the video above. “It’s a huge honor. … Growing up watching this league, it’s always been a goal of mine to win this award.”
Morris also spoke about the left hamstring strain he suffered in the second game of Seattle’s series win over FC Dallas last Sunday. Morris said that MRI results were encouraging and that he’s “day-by-day” for the first game of the Western Conference final against Colorado on Nov. 22 at CenturyLink Field.
“I remember running back on a couple of plays on defense,” Morris said. ‘I felt it and thought, ‘that doesn’t feel right.’ I think were it happened was when I reached for that ball that Nelson played across early in the game. That’s the only time I remember reaching out with my left foot. I think it happened there and it just continued to get worse. I’ve never had an injury like this, so I didn’t know. I thought it was tightness and they checked me out at halftime.”