USMNT fall three places to No. 18 in latest FIFA rankings

USMNT fall three places to No. 18 in latest FIFA rankings

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USMNT fall three places to No. 18 in latest FIFA rankings

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By DAN KARELL

FIFA’s updated world rankings for August weren’t kind to the USA.

The U.S. Men’s National Team fell in the FIFA World Rankings for the second consecutive month, dropping another three places to No. 18 in the August 2014 edition. The new position puts the USA one place behind Mexico and three places behind Costa Rica, which at No. 15 is in its highest-ever position.

The ranking of No. 18 is the lowest for the USMNT since August 2013, when they were ranked No. 19. In September 2013, they jumped up as high as No. 13, and remained around there for the next 11 months.

Germany has remained the top team in the world rankings, followed by Argentina, the Netherlands, Colombia, and Belgium, in an unchanged top five. Spain jumped up one spot to No. 7 in a tie with Brazil, both behind Uruguay, and Switzerland and France round out the top 10.

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What do you think of this news? Disappointed to see the U.S. fall so far? Think they’ll jump back up toward the top 10 before the end of the year?

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