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Morris, US youth gain valuable experience before busy year

Jordan Morris made his ninth appearance for the United States last Friday, which gave him nine more games for the national team than as a professional.

At least the Seattle Sounders' newest prospect is now eligible for the payments due national team players: His first seven appearances came during his college career at Stanford.

"This will be the first time he gets a bonus," forward Jozy Altidore said. "We're all happy for him because he was ineligible with the NCAA rules."

The financial incentive was a pleasant extra benefit for Morris during the U.S. team's annual January camp in Southern California, but coach Jurgen Klinsmann used the camp to...