Thirteen games into the 2024 campaign, Morgan sits fifth in the Golden Boot presented by Audi race with nine goals and three assists – his most prolific scoring rate in MLS since Inter Miami CF acquired him from Celtic FC in January 2020.

Needless to say, he’s returned to performance and then some.

“Sometimes fear can be a big driver of performance and a big motivator,” said Morgan. “… I think that’s what made me push so hard in the recovery process.”

When the Scot’s teammates were going home for the holidays or escaping the Mid-Atlantic winter for tropical vacations after their Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs exit to FC Cincinnati, he stayed close to the facility, working with Cogen nearly every day to beat the odds.

“Every single morning, me and Zach or a physio were in here, sometimes 6 am, 6:30 am,” said Morgan. “We were in here, the sun hadn’t risen, especially through the winter. Then going into the whole offseason, Monday through Friday, I would be in. And then we’d be given the weekends off, and more often than not, I’d come in on the Saturday and the Sunday myself and do some stuff.”


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