Concacaf Power Rankings
Top 20 Concacaf Power Rankings
Welcome to the first edition of FloFC's Concacaf Power Rankings, in which we rank the top 20 member associations in Concacaf based on recent play.
The kings of Concacaf. With the lone exception of their recent loss to Argentina, El Tri have been soaring under the guidance of Gerardo Martino and look the part of a team with a clear identity. They got back to winning ways with a comfortable 2-0 result against Trinidad and Tobago with a host of new faces brought into the mix, including talented León striker JJ Macías.
The pressure on Gregg Berhalter is building, but the Yanks hold steady in the second spot for now. With a tough away test against League A, Group A, leaders Canada on the horizon, there’s no room for error if they are to book a spot in the next round.
3. Costa Rica
The Ticos are set to join the action in what looks to be League A’s trickiest group. They’ll have to navigate Group D under the direction of an interim manager due to Gustavo Matosas’ departure at the beginning of September
The Reggae Boyz made light work of their opening two Nations League fixtures by a combined score of 10-0. Achieving promotion to League A and maintaining a spot in Concacaf’s top six – imperative in light of the new World Cup qualifying format – are both within reach.
On the heels of their disappointing quarterfinal loss to Haiti at this summer’s Gold Cup, Canada are looking to make a statement and capitalize on the development of several bright talents in recent years. We’ll know a lot more about the Canucks following their upcoming dates with their neighbors to the south.
It was a Gold Cup to forget for Los Catrachos, but they have the opportunity to get back on track in the Nations League. A recent friendly win over Chile will have given them a boost as they head into League A, Group C action in a enviable position – opponents Martinique and Trinidad & Tobago drew both of their early matchups.
With their first World Cup appearance in the not-so-distant past, Panama are hoping to keep growing and secure a spot in the top six for the next qualifying run. They needed a pair of wins over Bermuda to have a real chance of topping Mexico in League A, Group B, so their 2-0 loss in the return leg likely put that possibility to bed.
8. El Salvador
The Central Americans began group play according to plan before suffering a shock defeat to the Dominican Republic. The Houston Dynamo’s Darwin Cerén will be looking to right the ship and lead them to promotion to League A.
A team on the steady rise in the region, Curaçao have kept the momentum from their first ever Gold Cup quarterfinal appearance rolling with a draw and win over Haiti. With no more than one goal conceded in the last six matches, they pride themselves on being incredibly difficult to break down.
The other surprise tea from the Gold Cup have plenty of reason for optimism moving forward – their tournament squad had an average age of 24.33. With upcoming matches against Costa Rica (two) and Bolivia, they’ll be eager to prove their semifinal appearance was no fluke.
11.Trinidad & Tobago
16. Dominican Republic
20. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines