This is how things could work. The top 2 teams in each group get the converted 4 Gold Cups spots. These 4 teams then play in the Championship knockout rounds, just like it is now. The bottom 4 teams enter their own knockout round for Canada’s extra Gold Cup spot. Here is an example.
- First they will complete the 3 nation group and stop giving the advantage to the 3 team group winners.
- Give all nations at least 4 competitive games. The loser of the 3 team group only plays 2 games.
- The host nation will be able to host double headers in the knockout rounds to keep the tournament interesting.
- Gives more exposure to these Central American nations.