After scoring a goal for the U.S. under-23 national team on Friday, Jordan Morris has earned another shot with the senior team ahead of the friendly against Switzerland on Tuesday.
Morris will replace the injured Aron Jóhannsson (toe infection) on the 22-man roster to face the Swiss at Stadion Letzigrund on Tuesday, U.S. Soccer revealed on Sunday.
The news comes just two days after Morris featured from the start and scored the opening goal in the U.S. under-23’s 5-2 victory over Bosnia & Herzegovina in Tuzla on Friday. Morris traveled with his under-23 teammates to Denmark in the aftermath of that game, but he received the call to join the senior team on Saturday.
Morris left under-23 training camp in Denmark and flew from Copenhagen to Zurich on Sunday morning. The Stanford sophomore then trained with the senior team on Sunday afternoon in the buildup to the friendly here on Tuesday (live, 11:30p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports Go). It marks his first action with the U.S. senior team since making his debut in the 4-1 defeat to Rep. of Ireland last November.
U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann turned to Morris to reinforce his forward options with Jóhannsson ruled out for the affair against the Swiss. Jóhannsson is currently undergoing treatment for the injury and will not recover in time to feature in the match, according to U.S. Soccer.
Jóhannsson’s absence creates a vacancy to fill up front after the AZ Alkmaar partnered Jozy Altidore from the start in the 3-2 defeat to Denmark and scored the second goal in the last-gasp defeat.
Utrecht forward Rubio Rubin is the other specialist forward on Klinsmann’s roster, but he is currently in England with the under-20 side for a friendly against the English in Plymouth on Sunday. Rubin is expected to join up with the senior team on Monday ahead of the match on Tuesday.