The U.S. men's national team's victory over Mexico at Estadio Azteca in last month's friendly was touted as one that closed the gap between the two nations. At the very least, that is most definitely true in terms of FIFA rankings.
The United States' win was good for a three-place boost in the FIFA rankings, and it cost Mexico three places as well, as the Americans are up to 33rd in the world, while El Tri is down from 18th to 21st.
As for some of the United States' upcoming opponents, Jamaica is up six places to 60th overall and is the fourth-highest ranked team in CONCACAF, sitting 10 places behind Panama. October opponents Guatemala and Antigua and Barbuda are ranked 91st and 101st, respectively.
There was little movement in the top 10, Portugal and Uruguay swapped 4th and 5th, and the two sit behind top-ranked Spain, Germany and England, respectively. As for Bob Bradley's Egypt, the Pharaoahs jumped a couple of places to 38th and are sixth-highest among African sides.
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