Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris is happy to be back with the MLS club after receiving an early release from United States national team duty.
The former Stanford product played 30 minutes as a substitute in the U.S.'s 2-0 friendly defeat of Cuba on Friday, then returned to the Sounders the following day, despite the U.S.'s upcoming match against New Zealand.
The Sounders have a chance to clinch a postseason berth against the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday, and Morris confirmed he's "OK" with returning to help his employers.
"The Sounders came to me and wanted to make sure I was OK with coming back early," Morris said on Monday. "I've never really had to do that before with the national team. I wanted to come back and help the Sounders."
With their playoff hopes extinguished over the weekend, Houston can still play spoiler for the Sounders -- a fact Morris fully understands.
"They're playing for jobs, they're playing for spots next year," Morris said. "We know we haven't made the playoffs yet. If things don't go our way in the last three games, we could drop out and all the hard work would be for nothing. We know we still have a job to do."