USMNT, Sounders F Jordan Morris (torn ACL) out for season

Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris will miss the rest of the season with a torn left ACL sustained Saturday while on loan at England’s Swansea City.

Morris, 26, was stretchered off the field during a loss to Huddersfield Town after going down with a non-contact injury.

Swansea City manager Steve Cooper confirmed the dire diagnosis Monday for Morris, who tore his right ACL three years ago and missed the 2018 MLS season.

“He’s had a bad injury, unfortunately for him. It’s significant ligament damage, ACL,” Cooper said. “Everything we hoped it wasn’t, unfortunately it is. It’s the end of his season for us and a long road back to recovery. It’s very cruel.”

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Seattle loaned Morris to Swansea City on Jan. 21 to help the English Championship club fight for promotion to the Premier League. The Swans lost 4-1 on Saturday and are currently in fourth place.

“It’s a cruel injury anyway, but in the circumstances of him fulfilling an ambition and coming to Europe and being a part of what we’re trying to do here, it’s really a tough one for him and us to take,” Cooper said.

A Seattle native, Morris has tallied 35 goals and 20 assists in 105 games (96 starts) with the Sounders since making his MLS debut in 2016.

Internationally, Morris has been a mainstay with the U.S. men’s national team with 10 goals and eight assists in 39 caps. He scored the Concacaf Gold Cup-winning goal against Jamaica in 2017.

–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)