Unlike Morris, who left Stanford after his junior season, the other four players all played four years of college soccer. Philadelphia Union right back Keegan Rosenberry, who attended Georgetown, is the only rookie to have played every minute so far this season.
Jonathan Campbell (North Carolina) and Brandon Vincent (Stanford) play for the Chicago Fire, whose shutout streak of 411 minutes was snapped in the 2-1 loss to Montreal on Saturday.
The surprise of the rookie class has been New Zealand youth international Kip Colvey, who has started three games for the San Jose Earthquakes after being taken in the third round of the SuperDraft out of Cal Poly.
MLS rookie classifications exclude players who have previous pro experience even if it is only in the U.S.
lower divisions. Players in that category include Philadelphia defender Kenny Tribbett, a second-year pro who has started five games, and Oalex Anderson, who made his
first start alongside Morris for Seattle on Saturday. Anderson, the St. Vincent & The Grenadines international spent 2015 with S2 in the USL.
2016 MLS Rookies:
MIN. PLAYER TEAM SELECTION
540 Keegan Rosenberry, Philadelphia, 2nd pick
495 Jonathan Campbell, Chicago, 12th pick
424 Jordan Morris, Seattle (1 goal), Homegrown
315 Kip Colvey, San Jose, 49th pick
270 Brandon Vincent, Chicago, 4th pick
220 Tsubasa Endoh, Toronto FC, 9th pick
95 Alex Muyl, NY Red Bulls, Homegrown
90 Aaron Guillen, FC Dallas, Homegrown
90 Joshua Yaro, Philadelphia, 3rd pick (GA)
66 Fabian Herbers, Philadelphia, 6th pick (GA)
39 Alex Morrell, Chicago, 22nd pick
34 Julian Buescher, D.C. United, 11th pick (GA)
30 Hadji Barry, Orlando City (1 assist), 13th pick
29 Femi Hollinger-Janzen, New England, 51st pick
16 Joey Calistri, Chicago, Homegrown
9 Timo Pitter, FC Dallas, 33rd pick
1 Rodrigo Saravia, Columbus, 19th pick