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Storm North Alumni Cortne Ford Making Impact in MLS

Re-posted By Amy Snider - August 3, 2017

Rapids defender Kortne Ford delivered the moment of the match in the 2017 MLS Homegrown game Tuesday in Chicago.

Rapids’ Kortne Ford steals spotlight in 2017 MLS Homegrown game with late, game-tying goal

The Greeley native removed his shirt off, ran to the sidelines and was mobbed by teammates


The MLS Homegrown team trailed Chivas de Guadalajara U-20, 2-1, with just seconds remaining. On the last play of the game, Atlanta United’s Chris Goslin delivered a cross from deep into the box for Ford, who delivered a high header into the back of the net — giving the MLS Homegrown team the 2-2 draw with Chivas.

The Greeley native proceeded to take his shirt off and ran to the sidelines — where he was mobbed by teammates.

Ford has started in all nine appearances he’s made with the Rapids as a rookie. He became the club’s first Homegrown player to start in their home debut (4/15 v. Real Salt Lake).

In three years at the University of Denver, Ford netted five goals — all of which came in his final season — where he helped lead the Pioneers to its first trip to a College Cup.