Former United States worldwide Eddie Johnson took to social media on Friday to query Jordan Morris’ new contract with the Seattle Sounders, asking “what has he completed?”
Morris, 24, missed all the 2018 MLS season after tearing his ACL in February, however Seattle nonetheless gave him a brand new five-year contract reportedly value a median of $1 million a yr.
And Johnson posted a protracted caption on Instagram subsequent to a screenshot of the The Athletic’s story on Morris’ contract, concluding with, “The way you get a Mil a yr with no World Cup underneath your belt and by no means performed in Europe coming off a ACL damage.”
In accordance to MLS Gamers Affiliation information, Morris earned $234,500 in complete compensation on his rookie contract final yr. Johnson made $156,333 in his remaining yr in Seattle in 2013, then complained about his contract and was traded to D.C. United, which paid him $613,333 in 2014 earlier than reportedly voiding his contract due to a coronary heart ailment.
Johnson additionally responded to individuals who reacted to his Instagram publish, and wrote on Twitter that anybody suggesting Morris is a superior participant “higher do your analysis.”
Morris made his U.S. nationwide group debut simply after the 2014 World Cup whereas nonetheless a pupil at Stanford, the place he won an NCAA nationwide championship and the Hermann Trophy as nationwide participant of the yr. Werder Bremen provided him a deal to play in Germany out of school after a trial, however he determined to be a part of the Sounders and was named MLS Rookie of the Yr in 2016.
The striker has scored 5 objectives in 25 worldwide appearances, together with the winner within the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup remaining, however he missed the essential World Cup qualifiers that fall with a hamstring damage because the U.S. failed to safe its place in Russia final summer time, earlier than the knee damage worn out his 2018.
Johnson was chosen within the 2001 MLS draft as a 16-year-old and performed within the U.S. till he joined English Premier League membership Fulham in 2008. He spent a lot of his trip on mortgage with second-tier golf equipment Cardiff Metropolis and Preston North Finish in addition to Greek membership Aris earlier than returning to MLS in 2012.
He performed within the 2006 World Cup and was one of many remaining cuts on the 2010 squad. He scored the aim that certified the U.S. for the 2014 World Cup however was left off the ultimate group. After he made 63 nationwide group appearances, the guts difficulty ended his profession at age 31 in 2015.
Johnson scored 71 of his 90 objectives in his membership profession in MLS and added 19 worldwide objectives.