For the first time in three months, the U.S. men's national team is on the way up in the FIFA rankings.
The United States moved up one spot to No. 28 in the latest FIFA rankings after three games that saw them top Scotland, lose to Brazil and tie Canada. The Americans can further improve their chances of rising in the standings in the next week, as a pair of World Cup qualifiers loom large.
As far as other CONCACAF teams go, Mexico is the cream of the crop after moving up one place to No. 19. The U.S. team's opening World Cup qualifying opponent, Antigua and Barbuda, is currently at 105.
There was also movement in the top ten, with Uruguay surpassing Germany for the No. 2 spot behind Spain. The Netherlands remain at No. 4, while Brazil has moved up to round out the top five. England, Argentina, Croatia, Denmark and Portugal follow in that order.