USA sticks at 36 in latest FIFA rankings

USA sticks at 36 in latest FIFA rankings

U.S. Men's National Team

USA sticks at 36 in latest FIFA rankings

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After a quiet month, the U.S. men's national team's place in the FIFA rankings is unchanged, and the Americans remain at their lowest point of the Jurgen Klinsmann era in the international standings.

The U.S. men held firm at 36th in the world, sandwiched in between Serbia and Wales, ahead of next week's matchup against Mexico at Estadio Azteca. El Tri is up one spot to 18th and remains the highest-ranked team in CONCACAF.

The biggest surprise in the rankings comes near the top, where England has risen to third — an all-time high for the country. Spain and Germany remain first and second, respectively. Brazil, meanwhile, is down two spots to 13th.

Elsewhere, Bob Bradley's Egypt is up two spots to 40, while the next five teams in the CONCACAF standings after Mexico and the United States are Panama (54), Costa Rica (62), El Salvador (64), Honduras (65) and Jamaica (66).

With little action on the senior level over the last month not much movement was expected in the latest rankings. That should change for next month with the Aug. 15 international fixture date looming.

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