By IVES GALARCEP
The U.S. Men’s National Team saw their steady descent in the FIFA World Rankings come to a halt this month after their success in March’s World Cup qualifiers helped them climb up the charts.
The U.S. moved up five places to No. 28 in the latest world rankings, released on Thursday. The Americans were among the biggest movers in the Top 30, along with Croatia and Denmark.
Last month’s World Cup qualifying win vs. Costa Rica and draw vs. Mexico helped the U.S. move back into the Top 30 and gain some ground on Mexico, which moved up one spot to No. 14 in the latest rankings. Costa Rica made the biggest jump in CONCACAF, climbing six places after posting a qualifying win against Jamaica.
The Top Three in the rankings remained the same, with Spain, Germany and Argentina holding the top spots. Brazil continued a steady decline, falling to 19th, an absurdly low ranking caused by the fact that they don’t have World Cup qualifiers on their schedule to help generate points necessary to move up.
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