. North American football’s regional governing body unveiled major reforms Monday aimed at avoiding corruption in the wake of the FIFA scandal that had strong ties to the region. The move by the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) came on the eve of the opening match of the Gold Cup, the biennial international tournament. The region also hosted the Women’s World Cup, which ended in Canada with the United States beating Japan 5-2 in the final in Vancouver, where CONCACAF’s executive committee agreed on the reforms on Saturday. Leaders of the biggest national governing bodies within CONCACAF — Sunil Gulati of the United States, Justino Compean of Mexico and Victor Montagliani of Canada — were charged by the executive committee with overseeing the reforms after US prosecutors indicted several FIFA officials, including CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb, executive committee member Eduardo Li of Costa Rica and former CONCACAF officials Jack Warner and Chuck Blazer. “This framework […]