USMNT rise to No. 19 in latest FIFA Rankings

USMNT rise to No. 19 in latest FIFA Rankings

U.S. Men's National Team

USMNT rise to No. 19 in latest FIFA Rankings

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By DAN KARELL

Who says the Gold Cup isn’t an important tournament.

The U.S. Men’s National Team used an undefeated run to the Gold Cup title last month to jump up three spots in the latest FIFA Rankings, placing them at No. 19, one position above Mexico. The USMNT were the only team to jump into the top 20, replacing Peru in 19th place.

Due to not playing any competitive matches in the time span, the top five of Spain, Germany, Colombia, Argentina, and the Netherlands, in that order, has stayed level. The biggest drop in the top 20 saw Ivory Coast drop five places to No. 18, just in front of the U.S.

Within CONCACAF, the USMNT is now the highest rated team, followed by Mexico, Panama (No. 40), Costa Rica (No. 42) and Honduras (No. 43).

What do you think of this news? Do you agree with the U.S.’s overall ranking? Do you see any team’s moving in the next month’s rankings?

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