Almost a year since he was injured — 352 days to be exact — Jordan Morris started his first game for the Seattle Sounders.
A knee injury suffered against Salvadoran club Santa Tecla in the first round of the Concacaf Champions League kept Morris out the entire 2018 MLS season. When you add in a hamstring injury that kept him much of the last three months of the 2017 season, Morris hasn’t started an MLS game in 17 months.
“It’s been so long since I’ve been on the field,” he said on the first day of preseason training. “I was driving by the stadium today and picturing what it will be like to play my first game. I couldn’t be more excited to prove myself.”