Julio Rocha, the former Nicaraguan Football Federation president convicted in the United States in a corruption scandal at FIFA, died on Saturday.
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The U.S. did enough to move ahead as Group B winners by beating Nicaragua 3-0, but it wasn't a complete performance, writes Jeff Carlisle.
The U.S. turned in its best performance of the Gold Cup so far in beating Nicaragua 3-0, but Bruce Arena's squad still needs to sharpen up.
Matt Miazga scored in the 88th minute to cap the United States' 3-0 win over Nicaragua on Saturday, ensuring the Americans topped the group.
The pressure of what's essentially a World Cup audition for many on the U.S. Gold Cup squad is threatening to derail the team's tournament chances.
Ismael Diaz and Gabriel Torres scored seven minutes apart as Panama leapt into the Group B lead at the 2017 Gold Cup with a 2-1 victory over Nicaragua
Martinique began their 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign in style, defeating Nicaragua 2-0 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville on Saturday.
With the CONCACAF Gold Cup set to kick off this weekend, Arch Bell breaks down each of the three groups headlined by the U.S., Mexico and Costa Rica.
Nicaragua have qualified for the Gold Cup after beating Haiti 4-3 on aggregate in dramatic fashion and will line up in the same group as the U.S.
The United States will face Panama, Martinique and either Haiti or Nicaragua in Group B of the CONCACAF Gold Cup this summer.
The former head of the Nicaraguan football federation has pleaded guilty in New York in the corruption scandal that has engulfed FIFA.
Former FIFA staffer Julio Rocha was extradited to the United States on Wednesday to face racketeering charges in a sprawling bribery case.