What every 22 Under 22 presented by BODYARMOR player needs to work on
Even the best young players need to improve. Here’s what I’ve seen from this year’s 22 Under 22 presented by BODYARMOR crop, and what they need to work on:
Updated through December 12, 2020
Columbus (2020): Morris was signed as a Homegrown Player with Crew SC on January 14, 2020 and made 10 regular-season appearances (two starts as a center-midfielder) . The midfielder made his 2020 regular-season debut Crew SC and MLS appearance as a substitute for Darlington Nagbe against FC Cincinnati* (July 11) during the Group Stage of the MLS is Back Tournament. Morris made his second regular-season appearance again as a substitute for Nagbe against the New York Red Bulls* (July 16). He made a total of two appearances during the MLS is Back Tournament. The midfielder made five consecutive appearances (two starts) from September 27 through October 18, notably making his first Crew SC and MLS regular-season start at home against the Montreal Impact (October 7). Morris made substitute appearances on the road at the Houston Dynamo (October 24) and on the road at Orlando City SC (November 4). He then made a substitute appearance at home against Atlanta United (November 8). In Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs action, Morris made one start at home against Seattle Sounders FC (December 12) during MLS Cup 2020. He notably became the youngest player ever in MLS Cup history to start and provide an assist.
* MLS is Back Tournament Group Stage matches counted towards the 2020 MLS regular season
Morris made 22 appearances (21 starts) for Indiana University in 2019, scoring two goals and providing a team-leading eight assists in 2019. In his lone year with the Hoosiers, the midfielder helped the team win the Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament while receiving the Big Ten Freshman of the Year award and being Top Drawer Soccer's highest-ranked freshman in the nation. Additionally, Morris was named to the following Best XIs: the 2019 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Men’s Third Team All-America; the First Team 2019 United Soccer Coaches NCAA D1 Men’s All-North Region; the First Team All-Big Ten; the All-Big Ten Freshman Team; the All-Big Ten Tournament Team; and the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic All-Tournament Team.
orris played for the Crew SC Academy from 2017-2019, featuring for the Under-16/17 and U-18/19 squads. The midfielder was a member of the Crew SC Academy squad that finished third at the U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-19 tournament for the 2017-2018 season. In all, Morris made 42 appearances (39 starts) for Crew SC Academy, scoring eight goals.
At the international level, Morrishas featured for the U.S. Under-16 and U-20 Men’s National Team.
Morris’ parent are Angela and Wallace, and his host parents are Casey and Rebecca. He has three brothers - Logan, Jake, Zack - and two foster siblings, Cam and Katie. Morris’ favorite food is a good chicken parmesan pasta plate. His favorite movie is Good Will Hunting and his favorite TV show is Peaky Blinders. Morris’ favorite musician is Drake. Growing up, he supporter Premier League side Manchester United. Currently, Frenkie de Jong is Morris’ favorite player to watch. He loves to play the FIFA and Call of Duty video game series. Morris would love to vacation in Hawaii at some point. In addition to watching soccer, he follows football and basketball aside. Morris speaks English.
Columbus Crew SC signed midfielder and Crew SC Academy product Aidan Morris as a Homegrown Player on January 14, 2020.
Name: Aidan Morris
Born: November 16, 2001 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Citizenship: United States
Acquired: Signed as a Homegrown Player on January 14, 2020.
Previous Experience: Indiana Hoosiers (2019)
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