USMNT move up to No. 13 in latest FIFA Rankings

USMNT move up to No. 13 in latest FIFA Rankings

U.S. Men's National Team

USMNT move up to No. 13 in latest FIFA Rankings

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By DAN KARELL

The U.S. Men’s National Team’s victory on Feb. 1 against South Korea benefited the team in more ways than one.

FIFA announced on Thursday that the USMNT has jumped up one place to No. 13 in the latest FIFA rankings, placing them ahead of Chile and England, who dropped two places to No. 15. The rankings also removed the defeat in Honduras last February from their points calculation, helping the U.S. improve its overall position.

Elsewhere in CONCACAF, Mexico remained at No. 21, Panama moved up four places to No. 32, Costa Rica dropped three places to No. 35, and Honduras improved three spots to No. 40. Rounding out the top five was Spain, Germany, and Argentine in the top three places followed by Portugal in fourth, which swapped with Colombia, now in fifth.

Switzerland jumped up to sixth place followed by Uruguay, Italy, Brazil, and the Netherlands. The next rankings will be released on March 13.

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