USMNT falls back to No. 14 in latest FIFA Rankings

USMNT falls back to No. 14 in latest FIFA Rankings

U.S. Men's National Team

USMNT falls back to No. 14 in latest FIFA Rankings

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By DAN KARELL

The U.S. Men’s National Team is looking likely to be one of the top 15 ranked teams heading into this summer’s World Cup.

On Thursday, FIFA released the latest world rankings for the month of May, which saw the USMNT drop one place to No. 14. It’s the third time in 2014 that the USA has been at No. 14 after fluctuating between No. 14 and No. 13 throughout the first five months. The U.S. now sits between Chile at No. 13 and the Netherlands at No. 15.

In CONCACAF, Mexico remained the second-highest ranked side at No. 19, Honduras jumped up two places to No. 30, while Costa Rica and Panama remained at No. 34 and No. 35, respectively.

Spain remains the leader in the rankings by a long shot, followed by Germany and Portugal. Brazil moved up two spaces to No. 4, and Colombia rounds out the top five. Uruguay, Argentina, Switzerland, Italy, and Greece make up the rest of the top 10.

The next rankings will be published on June 6, after head coach Jurgen Klinsmann names his 23-man squad for Brazil.

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