October 2, 2015
Morris' brace lifts USA in Olympic qualifying
KANSAS CITY, Kansas - The U.S. Under-23 Men's national team, led by two goals from Jordan Morris, started its run in the 2015 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship with a 3-1 win over Canada at Sporting Park Thursday night.
Morris found the net before Canada could even touch the ball, punching in the opening goal in the first minute.
The Americans were dominant on both sides of the ball and took a 1-0 lead into the locker room at halftime. It was more of the same when the team came out in the second frame, with Morris cashing in another goal in the 73rd minute.
The U.S. defense was finally beat in the 81st minute when Candada scored off a corner kick to pull within 2-1, but the U.S. closed the game out on a high note as Luis Gil converted a penalty kick to ice the match in stoppage time.
The U.S. next plays Cuba at Sporting Park on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET (Telemundo).