The United States men's national team have climbed six spots in the latest FIFA World Rankings. Last month saw the U.S. come it at No. 31, the latest edition of the world soccer governing body's rankings see them rise to No. 25 after a summer full of action.
With two major international tournaments happening parallel to each other this summer there was tons of movement in the rankings this month. While the U.S. moving up six spots is impressive, they are far from the biggest improvement. Wales were the biggest movers in the top 30, moving up 15 spots from 26 to 11 thanks to their incredible run to the Euro 2016 semifinals. Other big improvements include Croatia (No. 15) and Iceland (No. 22) each moving up 12 spots from last month.
The U.S. obviously helped their cause with a fourth-place finish in the Copa America. Three wins over respectable opponents and three losses against the No. 3 (x2) and No. 1 teams will do wonders for your ranking, apparently. Hopefully come September they can add two more competitive victories to their resume and continue to march up the rankings.