Steven Morris

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Steven Morris
Personal information
Full name Steven Morris
Date of birth (1986-04-14) April 14, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Baton Rouge Capitals
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Marathón Reservas 33 (27)
2006–2007 Águilas del Motagua 18 (0)
2007–2009 Motagua 7 (0)
2009–2010 Bradenton Academics 22 (7)
2010 New Orleans Jesters 5 (2)
2011 Baton Rouge Capitals 4 (1)
National team
2007 Honduras U-23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 29, 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 24, 2007

Steven Morris (born April 14, 1986 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American-born Honduran footballer who plays for Motagua N.O. in ISLANO.

Career[edit]

Youth[edit]

Morris spent his childhood in Central America - in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala - before moving to Florida with his parents in 1999 at the age of 14. After high school, Morris chose not to play college soccer, and instead returned to Honduras in 2005 to play professional football. He was signed as a forward for Marathón Reservas in the Liga Nacional de Ascenso de Honduras. After a year with Marathón he transferred to Aguilas del Motagua in 2006 as an attacking right defender.

Professional[edit]

Morris was promoted by Motagua head coach Ramón Maradiaga to the senior team in 2007.[1] His made his debut for Motagua in a friendly against the Haiti national football team in Orlando, Florida in June 2007, and also played in an exhibition game against Chivas Guadalajara in Houston, Texas.

Morris was a member of the Motagua squad that won the Copa Interclubes UNCAF 2007, but suffered an ankle injury shortly thereafter, which sidelined him for the 2008–2009 Apertura season. Morris was released by mutual consent from Motagua in January 2009, and returned to the United States.

Having been unable to secure a professional contract, Morris signed with the Bradenton Academics of the USL Premier Development League for the 2009 season, winning the Southeastern Division, Southern Conference and advancing to the National Final Four semi finals.[2]

After spending the first part of the 2010 season with Bradenton, Morris transferred to Bradenton's PDL rivals New Orleans Jesters in June.

International[edit]

Morris was called up to the Honduran National Under 23 Team in a friendly game against Guatemala in September 2007.

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