Photo by ISIPhotos.com
By DAN KARELL
For the first time under U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, the team has broken into the top 15 in FIFA’s World Rankings.
Based on their 1-1 record in the last 30 days, the USMNT jumped six places to No. 13 in the FIFA Rankings, one place behind Greece and ahead of Switzerland, Russia, and Chile, in that order. The USA remains the only CONCACAF nation in the top 20, as Mexico dropped one place to No. 21.
There was also movement all across the top ten, as Argentina and Italy both moved up two places each to No. 2 and No. 4 respectively, while the Netherlands fell four spots to No. 9 and Uruguay made a late dash into No. 7. The top five is currently still with Spain at the top, followed by Argentina, Germany, Italy, and Colombia. Belgium has it’s highest ranking ever in sixth place.
Within CONCACAF, outside of the U.S. and Mexico, Costa Rica soared nine places to No. 33, Panama moved up five spots to No. 35, and Honduras improved three places to No. 40.
What do you think of this news? Do you agree with the U.S.’s overall ranking? Do you feel the U.S. should be higher? Impressed with CONCACAF moving up the rankings list?
Share your thoughts below.