Jordan Morris headlines U.S. U-23 roster for Mexico friendly
A week after making headlines by scoring against Mexico's senior national team, Jordan Morris will get the chance to do it again against El Tri's U-23 squad.
Morris headlines coach Andi Herzog's 20-man roster for this Wednesday's U.S. U-23 friendly against Mexico at StubHub Center (11 p.m. ET, UniMas), as preparations for October's CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament continue.
Morris, the 20-year-old Stanford sophomore who opened the scoring in the USA's April 15 2-0 win over Mexico in San Antonio, is joined by the likes of Real Salt Lake midfielder Luis Gil and Southampton goalkeeper Cody Cropper.
Last month, the U.S. U-23s split a pair of friendlies in Europe, beating Bosnia-Herzegovina 5-2 and falling to Denmark 1-0.
Gil tallied three assists in the win over Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Morris scored one of the goals. The other goal scorers–Mario Rodriguez, Benji Joya, Alonso Hernandez and Fatai Alashe–are all part of this week's camp, which kicks off Monday.
Here is the full U.S. roster:
GOALKEEPERS: Cody Cropper (Southampton; Maple Grove, Minn.), Jon Kempin (San Antonio Scorpions; Leawood, Kan.)
DEFENDERS: Christian Dean (Vancouver Whitecaps; East Palo Alto, Calif.), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (Alebrijes de Oaxaca; Riverside, Calif.), Boyd Okwuonu (Real Salt Lake; Edmund, Okla.), Shane O'Neill (Colorado Rapids; Boulder, Colo.), Dillon Serna (Colorado Rapids; Brighton, Colo.), Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif), Sam Strong (UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif.), Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas; Lawrenceville, Ga.)
MIDFIELDERS: Fatai Alashe (San Jose Earthquakes; Northville, Mich.), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake; Garden Grove, Calif.), Alejandro Guido (Club Tijuana; Chula Vista, Calif.), Benji Joya (Santos Laguna; San Jose, Calif.), Daniel Metzger (New York Red Bulls II; Holmdel, N.J.)
FORWARDS: Alonso Hernandez (C.F. Monterrey; El Paso, Texas), Alfred Koroma Shams (Unattached; Southlake Carol, Texas), Jordan Morris (Stanford; Mercer Island, Wash.), Mario Rodriguez (Borussia Monchengladbach; North Hollywood, Calif.), Jose Villarreal (LA Galaxy; Inglewood, Calif.)