In the Blazer wreckage, the Gold Cup vies for attention

With the Women’s World Cup, Copa America and UEFA Under-21 tournaments out of the way, the focus should now be on the CONCACAF Gold Cup. It comes at a time when the game in the region is under something of a cloud after the FIFA scandal. In fact, Chuck Blazer, the former general secretary of CONCACAF, has just been given a lifetime ban from football. Given its relative weakness, CONCACAF’s major tournament never really gets much attention. There are three main reasons why: firstly, it takes place every two years; secondly, there are so few potential winners and lastly, it … Continue reading In the Blazer wreckage, the Gold Cup vies for attention

Mexican wave time in CONCACAF again

So who are Cruz Azul? They’re only the first club to qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco later this year. Cruz Azul this week won the CONCACAF Champions League, beating fellow Mexicans Toluca. Mexican clubs have dominated the CONCACAF Champions League in recent years – Cruz Azul’s win was the ninth successive year that a Mexican club has won the title and five out of the last six years have been all-Mexican finals. But then, when your opponents are from the US, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala and all, is it any wonder? Not surprisingly, CONCACAF is considered … Continue reading Mexican wave time in CONCACAF again