Thu 26 January 2023 6:31, UK

Aidan Morris was on the starting squad for the US men’s national team’s international friendly soccer match against Serbia on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, while fellow player Jordan Morris represented his country during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Both Aidan and Jordan Morris are therefore professional footballers, and both, incidentally, have multiple brothers.

They are also both US athletes. All of which may lead some to assume, or at least to entertain the notion, that they are blood relatives.

Here’s what we know about the two Morrises, including details of their respective families and childhoods, wherever they may have been.

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Are Aidan Morris and Jordan Morris brothers?

No, they aren’t brothers, and don’t appear to be related.

Jordan is the elder of the two. Born October 26, 1994, he turned 28 last year. He’s from Seattle, Washington, and plays in the forward position.

About seven years younger is Aidan Morris, born November 16, 2001. He’s from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and plays as a midfielder.

He went to university in Indiana and scored his first collegiate goal against Northwestern. Aidan was on the starting squad for the USMNT’s international friendly against Serbia on January 25, and nearly scored. Serbia won.

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Both Jordan and Aidan Morris do have brothers, however

Aidan Morris has three brothers: Logan, Jake and Zack. He also has two foster siblings, whose names are Cam and Katie.

His parents’ names are Angela and Wallace. He grew up supporting Manchester United, and played for both the US Under-16 and Under-20 Men’s National Teams.

In the world of Major League Soccer, Aidan plays for the Columbus Crew. This week’s game against Serbia appears to have been his first ever international cap.

Jordan Morris, on the other hand, has three siblings: brothers Christopher and Julian, and sister Talia. The elder of his two brothers, Christopher, played soccer at Seattle Pacific from 2009 to 2012. 

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By dint of his being older, Jordan’s footballing CV runs a little longer than Aidan’s

Age 28, Jordan Morris now plays as a winger and forward for MLS club Seattle Sounders FC, as well as for the US national team.

He grew up on Mercer Island, Washington and played college soccer at Stanford University from 2012 until 2016. 

However, he forwent his senior season at Stanford in favour of signing with the Sounders. At the time, he was in receipt of MLS’ highest ever Homegrown Player contract, worth about $250K per year.

He made his debut on the international stage in August 2014, for a friendly against the Czech Republic (now Czechia). Well, sort of. He didn’t actually get a foot on the pitch until that November, when Ireland beat the USMNT 4–1.

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Fans can’t help but compare Aidan and Jordan Morris

There are those who favour one Morris over the other, namely Aidan over Jordan.

Others prefer a different approach, however. One tweeted after the match that Aidan Morris’ style of play reminds them of how they would imagine Jordan playing under Gregg Berhalter.

Aidan came close to scoring during the USMNT’s game against Serbia. But at the end of the day, the team with the most goals won. (And that was Serbia.)

Commenting on his performance, one Twitter user suggested that Morris “commit that defender” and “play it into Zendejas for a one vs one,” rather than try for the goal independently.

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