With the Gold Cup just three months away, time is of the essence for the nations of CONCACAF who are seeking to go into the tournament on a high. The first FIFA international dates of 2015 are in the books, so it's time to revisit the ESPN FC CONCACAF Power Rankings.
El Tri move up to the top spot of the CONCACAF Power Rankings after ending 2014 in second. Miguel Herrera's squad collected dual 1-0 wins during the break over Ecuador and Paraguay, and fans got glimpses of what Mexico's...
Netherlands scored twice in a four-minute span and shut out Spain 2-0 on Tuesday in a friendly in Amsterdam.
Stefan de Vrij's header opened the scoring in the 13th minute, and Davy Klaassen doubled the advantage in the 16th.
Klaassen found himself free to shoot in the middle of the 18-yard box, and though his initial shot was saved by David De Gea, he fired the rebound into the back of the net.
A wave of second-half Spain reinforcements included David Silva, Alvaro Morata and Andres Iniesta, but...
Honduras claimed the final available place in July's CONCACAF Gold Cup after beating French Guiana 4-3 on aggregate in San Pedro Sula on Sunday.
Anderlecht midfielder Andy Najar starred for Los Catrachos, netting two goals to help Jorge Luis Pinto's men recover from a 3-1 first leg deficit.
Honduras will join Panama, Haiti and reigning champions the United States in Group A.
The Gold Cup kicks off on July 7.
Also on Sunday, four CONCACAF countries advanced to the second round of World Cup qualifying.
Shinji Okazaki and Keisuke Honda scored second-half goals as Japan beat Tunisia 2-0 on Friday in their first game under new coach Vahid Halilhodzic.
Halilhodzic brought Honda and Okazaki into the game early in the second half, and the moves paid off.
Okazaki scored on a header off a Honda cross in the 78th minute, and Honda doubled the advantage five minutes later when he picked up a loose ball and fired past goalkeeper Moez Ben Cherifia from close range.
Halilhodzic, who guided Algeria to the last...