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A Tale of Two Halves in Commerce City

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So the Seattle Sounders have to like that they hold the right to Jordan Morris.

Cause let's be honest here.....he comes on in the second half and the US U-23's score and score and score.

And it's not just that he scores, he seems to make this team better.

And against Panama on a cold and rainy night in Commerce City, his arrival into the match at halftime was the difference maker.

The first half was largely a lethargic affair with neither side really making a solid push for a goal.

But the second half was a completely different story.

A five minute stretch in the second half saw the U-23 USMNT go from being level to being 3-0 up (with a goal from Morris in there to boot).  Luis Gil added a penalty kick in the 71st minute (and could that goalkeeper been any further off his line) to make it 4-0.

The victory meant that the United States win Group A and will meet the second place team in Group B for the right to play in the final and a trip to the Rio Olympics.