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USMNT remains No. 28 in FIFA rankings to close 2016

Photo by Trevor Ruszkowski /USA Today Sports

Photo by Trevor Ruszkowski /USA Today Sports

The U.S. Men’s National Team stayed still in the latest FIFA world rankings.

The U.S. will be ranked No. 28 in the rankings and No. 3 in CONCACAF entering 2017. The USMNT remains in the same position after falling four spots from October to November.

Costa Rica is still tops in the region with Mexico one spot below Los Ticos.

Argentina remains on top of the FIFA rankings. Brazil finishes 2016 in second, Germany is third while Chile, Belgium, Colombia, France, Portugal, Uruguay and Spain make up the rest of the top 10.

You can view the full rankings here.

2 comments
  • downintexas

    Wow after the last two games we played we should have dropped. Maybe we got a bump because we got rid of Klinsman.

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  • bottlcaps

    It’s about 6 spots below where Bruce Arena took over from Steve Sampson by the end of ’98 (22), Arena led the US to a #4 ranking about 3 months before the 2006 WC and #6 a month before the WC. The US were robbed out of a seed, as UEFA/FIFA re-ranked everyone a month before the ’06 WC to give Italy a seed (#8) instead of the US. Italy went on to win the 2006 WC, the US got bounced in the Group stage and the US finished the year ranked around 20th. The US was ranked around 31st when Klinsmann took over in 2011 and finished his tenure ranked 28th, a 3 spot climb.

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