Jordan Morris Biography – Seattle Sounders FC Winger

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Jordan Morris was diagnosed with type one diabetes when he was nine. Image Source: Jordan Morris' Instagram.

Jordan Morris is a professional soccer player currently playing for Major League Soccer side Seattle Sounders FC and the United States Men’s National Soccer Team. Morris has been a vital part of the Sounders and has featured in more than 100 games for the team. He has also played more than 40 games for the United States team.

Jordan has suffered a few injuries scares over the years but was included in the 2022 World Cup Qualifying Games. As he is one of the wingers expected to be in the squad for the upcoming World Cup, people are eager to learn more about his life. So, let’s discuss more about Jordan Morris’ net worth, career, and family in this article.

Diagnosed With Diabetes At 9

On October 26, 1994, Jordan Perry Morris was born to his parents in Seattle, Washington, USA. Jordan Morris’ father, Dr. Michael Morris, is the chief medical director of Seattle Sounders FC, while his mother, Leslie Morris, works as a nurse.

The bad news came pretty early for Jordan, as he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of nine. After losing weight, urinating often, and feeling exhausted, Jordan Morris’ mother was worried about her son’s condition and suspected it could be Type 1 diabetes. But, the player didn’t let his medical condition affect his soccer dreams. He also has a tattoo named ‘T1D’ on his right forearm.

Jordan Morris Family
Jordan Morris’ dad is a doctor of Seattle Sounders FC. Image Source: Jordan Morris’ Instagram.

Morris’ two older brothers, Christopher Morris and Julian Morris, and younger sister, Talia Morris, supported him every way. Christopher and Julian cared for and protected their baby brother. Moreover, Morris’ parents also helped him a lot by taking him to practices and attending his matches. Michael helped his son with his nutrition plans and exercises as well.

Also, Jordan went to Mercer Island High School before joining the Seattle Sounders Academy. He also attended Stanford University.

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Jordan Morris Net Worth And Career

The American athlete has played in the MLS for over six seasons and featured in over a century of games. Moreover, having been a part of the EFL Championship’s Swansea City, he has undoubtedly amassed a significant amount of money. Thus, Jordan Morris’ net worth must be immensely high.

After finishing his collegiate career with the NCAA Division I Championship title victory, Morris joined Seattle on January 21, 2016. That must have been an easy decision for the player as his father also works as the team physician. Jordan signed with the team as the highest-ever homegrown player contract worth $250,000.

Here are some of Jordan Morris’ stats:

Competitions Appearances Goals Assists
Major League Soccer 114 37 16
MLS Cup Playoffs 17 6 2
CONCACAF Champions League 13 4 2
MLS Is Back 4 1 2
Championship 4

Table Source: Transfermarkt

Unfortunately, Jordan tore his ACL in the first match of the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League. After missing the whole MLS season, he signed a five-year contract extension in December 2018 worth $1 million yearly. Likewise, the soccer player scored ten goals in the MLS on his return with a hat-trick in the playoffs as the Sounders won its second MLS Cup.

Morris got his first international call-up on August 28, 2014, for a friendly match against the Czech Republic. He made his international debut against the Republic of Ireland in November. Likewise, Jordan scored his first national team goal against Mexico on April 15, 2015, followed by the winning goal against Jamaica in the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup final. He became the joint top-scorer of the tournament with three goals.

Here are some of Jordan Morris’ earnings:

Year Base Salary Guaranteed Salary
2018 $222,000 $234,500
2019 $499,500 $619,600
2020 $1M $1.12M
2021 $1.15M $1.27M
2022 $1.25M $1.37M

Table Source: Spotrac

According to Salary Sport, Jordan earned around $11,432 (£9,100) per week as of 2021. Likewise, according to Sounderatheart, Morris had a base salary of $1.15 million and guaranteed compensation of $1.27 million in the 2021 season. Thus, looking at his earnings, Jordan Morris’ net worth must be massive.

Another winger with impressive earnings is Tim Weah.

Is Happily Married

Jordan is happily married to his beautiful spouse, Eliza Blanchette Morris. The couple had been dating for a while before they tied the knot on October 9, 2021. Morris posted pictures of his wedding on Instagram, and the Seattle Sounders also shared about the pair’s marriage.

The lovebirds’ big day came nearly two years after their engagement. On December 14, 2019, Jordan popped the question in California. He uploaded photos of him going down on his knee to propose to his then-girlfriend for marriage. The latter said yes, and the rest is history. Moreover, Jordan Morris’ wife looks pretty supportive of his career. However, the duo doesn’t have any kids as of now.

Jordan Morris' Wife Eliza Blanchette Morris
Jordan Morris married his wife after years of dating in 2021. Image Source: Jordan Morris’ Instagram.

Nevertheless, Jordan is living a happy and content life with his partner. His playing career is going smoothly too. Let’s hope he can keep doing well in his career without suffering any injuries.

Trivia And Facts

  • Jordan has created Jordan Morris Foundation, which supports children with type one diabetes.
  • He has 68.9K followers on Instagram and 49.1K on Twitter.
  • He wears jersey number 13 in Seattle Sounders.