“I’m Going To Disney!
A statement such as this is made each February by the NFL Super Bowl winning quarterback but in late December it was spoken by Dallas Cup Executive Director, Gordon Jago as he was invited by Disney Orlando to receive the Disney Lifetime Achievement Award that is presented annually at “The Disney Wide World of Sport Soccer Showcase”.
Following previous recipients Jerry Yeagley, Tony DiCicco, Anson Dorrance, Charlie Stilitano, Dr. Tom Fleck, John Harkes and Eddie Firmani, Gordon spoke of the honor in joining such an illustrious list of soccer personalities and to receiving the award in the company of so many college coaches, team coaches, team managers and referees, many of them friends and also his family which made the evening even more special. A very moving speech of his years in soccer and his words of encouragement to the many college coaches and youth team coaches of their opportunities and responsibilities to the future development of US soccer received a “standing ovation”
“A truly wonderful evening and great end to the year….Thank you Disney” stated Gordon as he proudly received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Patrick Dicks of Disney Sports Attractions.