Despite a disappointing 4th place finish at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the United States men’s national team is up 5 spots to #29 in the latest FIFA World Rankings. The move was bolstered by the Stars and Stripes results in the group stage and against Cuba in the quarterfinal as all the games are rated as competitive matches.
The 4 semifinalist had the biggest room for change with each playing 6 competitive matches since the last rankings were released. Mexico was up 14 spots to #26 while runners-up Jamaica made the biggest jump (by ranking) in the rankings moving up 21 spots to #55. Panama dropped 3 places to #65.
Argentina remains at #1 while Chile broke into the Top 10 in the #10 spot at the expense of the Netherlands who fell from #5 to #12. Belgium rose to #2 from #3 switching places with Germany.
UEFA dominates the Top 50 with 31 teams while CONMEBOL and CAF each have 8 followed by CONCACAF with 3, AFC with 1 and OFC with 0.
The next rankings come out in early September. CLICK HERE for the complete FIFA World Rankings.