Sounders Signs Farfan and Possible Morris
Seattle signs veteran midfielder Michael Farfan
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders have bolstered their midfield before the start of training camp by signing veteran Michael Farfan.
The Sounders announced Farfan's signing Wednesday, two days before players report to the start of camp.
Farfan spent last season with D.C. United, where he appeared in 17 matches. Before joining D.C., Farfan played three seasons with the Philadelphia Union.
Farfan started 31 of his 32 matches during the 2012 season when he set career highs in appearances, minutes played and assists. Farfan was sold to Cruz Azul of Liga MX in Mexico for the 2014 season.
Seattle general manager Garth Lagerwey says the club was first interested in signing Farfan last year and is happy to be able to add him now.
Sounders announce event; signs point to Jordan Morris
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders have announced a significant club event for Thursday with all indications pointing toward the signing of Stanford star Jordan Morris.
The Sounders did not reveal the subject of Thursday's announcement, but Morris' MLS rights are owned by Seattle as a homegrown player and he played for the Sounders' academy.
Earlier this week, Morris turned down an offer to play for Werder Bremen in Germany. The German club announced Morris' decision, saying he saw his future in America.
Morris made his national team debut in 2014 and scored in 2015 in an exhibition against Mexico. The 21-year-old junior forward had a pair of goals to lead Stanford over Clemson 4-0 for its first NCAA men's soccer title in December and he won the Hermann Trophy as the top college player. He skipped his senior season at Stanford to turn pro.
His father, Dr. Michael Morris, is medical director for the Sounders.