We are two weeks away from the start of the 2017 World Cup Finals in @aspensnowmass! This marks 50 years since Portillo hosted the World Championships in 1966 that kicked off the World Cup tour. We'll be celebrating and remembering the event we hosted over the next few weeks as we gear up and get excited to see the action coming from Aspen and cheer on athletes who still train here at Portillo. . This is Jean-Claude Killy who took home gold in the men's downhill and combined 50 years ago.
It has been quite the turnaround for the US U-20 squad after opening the #concacaf Championship with a 1-0 loss. They then rattled off two wins over #haiti & St. Kitts and Nevis to qualify for the next round. Due to that opening loss however, the #usynt were put in a group with #mexico, easily the most successful team in CONCACAF history at this level. That brings us to today.. . It had been 31 years since the U-20s had beaten #eltri, a team that has won the last 3 continental championships. But today was the day - thanks to a dominant performance by #rbny midfielder Tyler Adams centrally, Brooks Lennon - on loan from #liverpool - terrorizing the wings, the lone gamewinner off the head #sportingkansascity defender Erik Palmer-Brown, and a phenomenal all-around defensive performance - these boys are one step closer to the #u20worldcup to be held in #southkorea in May/June.. . All in all, any time a 31 year old streak is ended - it deserves a shoutout but they still need a win or a draw vs. El Salvador later this week to qualify. Still work to be done. . . Does this win over an always impressive Mexican squad mean that there has been a change of regional power in youth soccer? Or was this a one off? What do you think? . . #futbol#footballfuture#soccer#ussoccer#usasoccer#yanks#football#rsl#mls#usmnt#klinsmann#realsaltlake#fulhamfc#fulham#portlandtimbers#worldcup#fifa#liverpoolfc#orlandocitysc#ocsc