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Stars of CONCACAF: Ranking the top 10 players at the 2015 Gold Cup

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United States’ Clint Dempsey (8) celebrates with teammate Michael Bradley after scoring his side’s second goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between the United States and Portugal at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)


With the 2015 Gold Cup kicking off on July 7, over the next few days at ProSoccerTalk we will be previewing the tournament that will crown the champions of CONCACAF, plus decide which team will represent the region at the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia.

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Now, let’s take a look at some of the best players who will be on show throughout the U.S. in the next few weeks, as we rank the top 10 players at the Gold Cup.

Of course, these kind of lists always have a healthy dose of subjectivity within them, and when it comes to the creme de la cream of CONCACAF, there will also be a healthy number of players from the U.S., Mexico and Costa Rica.

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This list is no different as three USMNT stars, three from Mexico, three from Costa Rica and one from Honduras make up our top 10. While there is more of a mixture in the “honorable mentions” section where a further 20 players are listed.

Let us know what you think in the comments section below, as we will have plenty more preview material in the coming days at PST.

1. Giovani dos Santos (Mexico)
2. Bryan Ruiz (Costa Rica)
3. Clint Dempsey (USA)
4. Carlos Vela (Mexico)
5. Michael Bradley (USA)
6. Joel Campbell (Costa Rica)
7. Jozy Altidore (USA)
8. Hector Herrera (Mexico)
9. Andy Najar (Honduras)
10. Celso Borges (Costa Rica)

Honorable mentions: Oribe Peralta, Jaime Penedo, Cyle Larin, Brad Guzan, Gulliermo Ochoa, Celso Borges, Fabian Johnson, Darren Mattocks, Alvaro Saborio, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Marco Pappa, Carlos Ruiz, Boniek Garcia, Maynor Figueroa, Alvas Powell, Jobi McAnuff, Blas Perez, Gabriel Torres, Luis Henriquez, Kenwyne Jones

Note: Javier Hernandez removed from 4th place after injury

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