The United States played a friendly against Mexico on what appeared to be an abandoned fairground in San Antonio, Texas. Though the pitch was an abomination, the result was a now familiar one — 2–0 to the USA.
The U.S.’s first goal was a dream come true. It was scored by 20-year-old Stanford University sophomore Jordan Morris in just his third appearance for the U.S. national team and it was essentially the U.S. equivalent to a Faroe Islands bartender scoring an international goal.
“It’s hard to describe,” Morris told FOX Sports 1 after the match. “It’s a really emotional game any time we play Mexico. They’re a big rival of ours. Scoring a goal against them is something I’ve dreamed about since I was a little kid. So to make it happen is unbelievable.”
Morris previously scored for Stanford in a 3–0 win against Cal Poly on Sunday, so he’s clearly in form. And now that he has his first international goal and his first goal against Mexico under his belt, maybe he’ll even play his first professional match within the next couple of years.
Morris earned his first senior team cap last November and became the first collegiate amateur to do so for the U.S. since 1995.
That’s not a joke. Morris can represent his country, but he can’t win the alcoholic beverage sponsored man of the match award because he’s not of legal drinking age. The world is a messed up place.