There's no telling of the reason at this time, but if Jordan Morris decided to stay home because the path to games is easier, then I'm not a fan of the decision. And while we're on the topic, let's just be clear about something else: it is not the USMNT staff's job to "support" MLS.
It is their job to win and develop international players. There is nothing at all wrong with them wanting the players to be competing at the highest level, and at this time that is not back home in America. Wishing for players to go to upper level Europe (let alone the Bundesliga, arguably the top league in the world right now), or even pushing them there, does not make them "anti-MLS" or represent anything they should apologize for - and the same can be said for scribes who back that stance. Ahem.
- Greg Seltzer