Mor­ris joins US in­jured list; Gor­don added to ros­ter

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

For­ward Jor­dan Mor­ris has joined the U.S. in­jured list and will miss Fri­day’s World Cup qual­i­fier against Mex­ico.

A fi­nal­ist for Ma­jor League Soc­cer rookie of the year, Mor­ris strained a ham­string dur­ing Seat­tle’s play­off game against Dal­las on Sun­day. He was re­placed on the U.S. ros­ter Tues­day by 35-year-old LA Galaxy for­ward Alan Gor­don.

Gor­don made his U.S. de­but in Oc­to­ber 2012, en­ter­ing in the 73rd minute and as­sist­ing on Ed­die John­son’s 90th-minute goal in a 2-1 win at An­tigua and Bar­buda in a World Cup qual­i­fier. The only other in­ter­na­tional ap­pear­ance for the 6-foot-3 at­tacker was when he en­tered in the se­cond half of last year’s 2-1 loss to Ja­maica in the semi­fi­nals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The U.S. also is miss­ing de­fender Ge­off Cameron, mid­fielder Kyle Beckerman and for­wards Clint Dempsey and Chris Won­dolowski. Af­ter open­ing the six­na­tion fi­nal round of the North and Cen­tral Amer­i­can and Caribbean re­gion, the Amer­i­cans play Tues­day at Costa Rica.

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