Who is CONCACAF's best?
FIFA.com turns its attention to a contentious issue: who is the best player in the CONCACAF zone?
North of the Rio Grande most fans would swear Landon Donovan and Clint Dempsey are the best players in North, Central America and the Caribbean. Just a few miles south and that perspective changes significantly with names like Rafa Marquez, Andres Guardado and Gio dos Santos ringing out.
A respectful, but no less eternal, difference of opinion seems to dominate when discussions break out between fans in the USA and fanaticos in Mexico. However, players from the 'big two' are not the only contenders for the title of CONCACAF's best.
Canada's Great White North has some stunning talent in Deportivo la Coruna's Julian de Guzman and even roving Major League Soccer creator Dwayne de Rosario.
Honduras captain Amado Guevara and fellow Catracho David Suazo of Inter Milan certainly must rank in any discussion of who's the best in the New World. Also, the islanders can't be ignored with Ricardo Gardner of Jamaica and Kenwyne Jones of Trinidad and Tobago making waves in the English Premier League with Bolton Wanderers and Sunderland respectively.
It may not have your Kakas, Messis or Ronaldos, but CONCACAF is a breeding ground for varied and significant talent. Whether you like the dribbling wizards of the Caribbean, the latin influenced all-rounders of Central America and Mexico or the sturdy competitors of North America, let FIFA.com know the reasons why.
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