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Why Jordan Morris turned down European soccer for the U.S.

Why Jordan Morris turned down European soccer for the U.S.

If you're a basketball player, you dream of playing in the NBA. If you're a baseball player, the major leagues. And if you're a soccer player, Europe.

So why is Jordan Morris about to start his professional career in Major League Soccer?

The 21-year-old former Stanford striker was offered a contract this winter by Werder Bremen of Germany's Bundesliga, but signed instead with his hometown Seattle Sounders.

Morris' choice was somewhat of a surprise, considering the influence national team Coach Juergen Klinsmann was perceived to have over him.

Knowing there is no magic wand he can wave that could...

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