U.S. Men's National Team

USA moves up one spot to 28 in FIFA rankings

USMNT vs Canada (Getty Images)

For the first time in three months, the U.S. men's national team is on the way up in the FIFA rankings.

The United States moved up one spot to No. 28 in the latest FIFA rankings after three games that saw them top Scotland, lose to Brazil and tie Canada. The Americans can further improve their chances of rising in the standings in the next week, as a pair of World Cup qualifiers loom large.

As far as other CONCACAF teams go, Mexico is the cream of the crop after moving up one place to No. 19. The U.S. team's opening World Cup qualifying opponent, Antigua and Barbuda, is currently at 105.

There was also movement in the top ten, with Uruguay surpassing Germany for the No. 2 spot behind Spain. The Netherlands remain at No. 4, while Brazil has moved up to round out the top five. England, Argentina, Croatia, Denmark and Portugal follow in that order.

  • fortunate only

    Tearing him up?

    Salcido and Adu had 4v4 battles during Salcido’s time on the field and Adu only won one. Adu had 2 1v1 battles with Hector Moreno, the LCB, and won one. Adu had more success against Mexico’s left side when he cut inside and combined with Donovan or Dempsey but you’re severely overestimating his impact during that match. Unfortunately for you and me, games don’t last 25 minutes.

    Torres Nilo will be Mexico’s LB for the next two cycles so saying Adu had the upper hand against an injured Salcido isn’t really saying much.


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