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Given Andi Herzog’s long-standing connection with the German club Werder Bremen, it’s no surprise that the United States assistant coach would speak highly of up-and-coming forward Jordan Morris ahead of his trip to the club’s winter training camp.

In an interview with a German daily newspaper released Wednesday, Herzog spoke candidly about his role in help setting up a trial with Bremen for the Mercer Island native — and longtime Sounders target.

“Our goal is to bring as many players as possible to Europe,” Herzog said in German, also referring to Morris as his U-23 team’s “best striker” and that “it is the question of how he can assert itself in the same league as in Germany or England.”

Herzog played in more than 200 matches for Bremen in two different spells with the club. The former Austrian international has been a USMNT assistant since 2011 and the U-23 coach since the beginning of last year.

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