Can El Tri's U-20s win the World Cup?  

February, 28, 2013
02/28/13
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With two under-17 World Cup wins and Olympic gold for the under-23 squad in London last year, it would seem that the next logical step in Mexico's youth revolution would be to win the under-20 World Cup in Turkey this year.

Despite reaching the podium two years ago in Colombia, a triple crown of sorts in the youth arena would cap off an exceedingly productive period for El Tri's youth system en route to the senior team and the 2014 World Cup, where some graduates of the underage squads are already having an impact.

Can Mexico win the 2013 U-20 World Cup in Turkey and hoist its fourth youth trophy in just eight years? Going on recent history alone, it's possible. Whether El Tri makes the most out of its opportunity is on the players and coaching staff. Coping with the expectations will be the first step, but there are other key storylines going into the tournament that bode well for Mexico's U-20s.

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