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Gold Cup Forecaster: Group, title projections

Gold Cup

Gold Cup Forecaster: Which teams are most likely to advance, win title?

Are Michael Bradley and the U.S. or Hector Herrera and Mexico the Gold Cup favorites?
Are Michael Bradley and the U.S. or Hector Herrera and Mexico the Gold Cup favorites?

The 2015 Gold Cup begins on Tuesday, with the CONCACAF title on the line for 12 countries, plus a trip to the 2017 Confederations Cup at stake.

If the United States wins their second straight Gold Cup, the U.S. would qualify directly for the Confed Cup in Russia. But if a different country wins, then a playoff will be held later this year to determine CONCACAF's representative.

The 12-team tournament features three groups of four teams. After round-robin group play, the top two teams advance to the quarterfinals, as do the two best third-place teams.

Because of the forgiving format, the top three CONCACAF teams aren't likely to have difficulty reaching the knockout stage. The United States, Costa Rica and Mexico were seeded atop the groups, and each is heavily favored to win their group. However, the title race projects to be much closer. 

Here's our Soccer Power Index-simulated forecast of every team's group and title finish odds, including team-by-team analysis. (SPI's team rankings and the ratings on which they are based stem from a regression-based algorithm designed to predict soccer matches.)


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Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter could be interviewed by Swiss authorities investigating potential fraud surrounding the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
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Blatter would normally attend the final and hand over the trophy to the captain of the winning team but FIFA will not confirm whether he or secretary general Jerome Valcke will attend.

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Orlando City rookie Larin started things off at the five-minute mark to get the visitors on the board. Teibert, who plays for the Vancouver Whitecaps, added an insurance goal in the 64th minute.

The team's will meet again for the second leg on June 15 at BMO Field in Toronto.

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U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati believes that Prince Ali can unseat Blatter when the organization votes for its leader in Zurich.

Gulati, speaking on a conference call with reporters a day after 14 current and former FIFA executives and associates were indicted on an array...