The CONCACAF Gold Cup kicks off July 7, with the 12-team, biennial competition deciding the regional champion. Mexico and the USA have long dominated the competition, with El Tri's seven titles the most, followed by the USA's five. Canada is the only other nation to have won the trophy, doing so in 2000. Despite second-choice rosters, the USA and Mexico are favored to win it again, while a nearly full-strength Costa Rica should also contend for the title. Here are some of the most intriguing names and faces to watch at the Gold Cup.


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