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Central America's Gold Cup problem

Updated: June 3, 2011, 4:14 PM ET
By Brent Latham | Special to ESPN.com

Most of today's fans won't remember -- many weren't even born yet -- but for much of the history of CONCACAF, Central American teams were a force rivaled only by Mexico for supremacy in the region. Costa Rica, Honduras and Guatemala each won versions of the continental championship before the Gold Cup even existed.

But those days are long gone. Since 1991, when the Gold Cup took on its current tournament form, no Central American team has lifted the trophy. Not Honduras, ...

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