Andrew Price (coach and marketing specialist)
It will be a difficult tournament for a lot of the Concacaf teams. A lot of them are in the midst of rebuilding phases, and this year's World Cup comes just a bit too early in their stage of development. However, I expect them all to be competitive and I am even anticipating that Mexico will surprise a lot of people. They are a tournament team and they are expected to do the region proud.
Miguel Coley (assistant coach at Qatar's Umm Salal)
With the exception of Costa Rica, all the Concacaf teams are young and developing. I have seen Mexico and United States play and both have given as much as they have got. The US team, being one of the youngest teams in the tournament, played with composure, inside, around, and behind, but lack real quality in front to create defensive line breaks. Many pundits have said this draw may have put them in trouble. Mexico's game speed and wing play impressed a lot of people, but a bit lucky to come away with a draw despite playing pretty decent. I believe in 2026 the Concacaf teams will be electrifying.