The United States Men’s National Team moved up nine spots, from 35th to 26th, in the latest FIFA Rankings. The USMNT’s large leap was a result of the team’s 2017 Gold Cup campaign, which it saw it go undefeated and lift the trophy.
Interestingly, the team’s 3-2 victory against Martinique in the group stage did not count towards the rankings as Martinique is only recognized by CONCACAF, not FIFA.
Other notable moves by CONCACAF teams include Canada climbing five spots to 95th and Panama dropping nine spots to 61st.
The Yanks will hope to continue climbing in the rankings, as the rankings are usually used to seed teams for the World Cup group stage draw.
You can find the full men’s rankings by heading to the FIFA Men’s World Rankings site.