Feb 14, 2013, 2:16 PM EDT
If you were looking for the United States men’s national team on the first page of FIFA’s rankings, you wouldn’t find them. That’s because the American fell four spots to 32nd in the world after February’s loss to Honduras. Jurgen Klinsmann’s men find themselves sandwiched between Romania and Hungary.
Mexicao, CONCACAF’s top team, stayed in 15th with Switzerland and Uruguay on either side. Honduras moved up eight spots to 51st.
Spain remains No. 1, followed by Germany, Argentina, and England, which jumped two spots over Italy and Colombia. Portugal, the Netherlands, Croatia, and Russia round out the top 10.
In addition to the loss to Honduras, Americans did not fare well due to the anemic 0-0 draw with Canada. They were also hurt by the fact that a 3-2 win against Sweden and a 2-0 victory over Mexico in 2010 World Cup qualifying fell outside the three-year window FIFA uses to calculate the point totals.
Over the last year, the Red, White, and Blue have fluctuated between 27th and 36th. That’s just not all that good, you know?
The U.S. women remain No. 1.
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Aug 1, 2014, 9:59 AM EDT
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Aug 1, 2014, 9:23 AM EDT
Would City’s best prospects playing in MLS be a boon for the league, or lend the league a minor league image it’s trying to escape?
Aug 1, 2014, 8:36 AM EDT
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Aug 1, 2014, 7:57 AM EDT
Brazilian outlet UOL says Ronaldinho could be on his way to Major League Soccer, as the Red Bulls up the ante in NY rivalry.
Aug 1, 2014, 1:03 AM EDT
A nine-match weekend sees MLS return to NBC, with NBCSN set to broadcast games in Kansas City, San Francisco.
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Manager remains insistent the Spanish international will stay at Stamford Bridge.
Jul 31, 2014, 9:03 PM EDT
Successful procedure marks the end of John’s 2014 hopes.
Jul 31, 2014, 8:12 PM EDT
De Laurentiis confirms the partenopei’s interest in the afro-laden star.
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Toe injury to sideline the U.S. international for an estimated 10 games.
Jul 31, 2014, 6:31 PM EDT
No. 1: Eddie Johnson. No. 2: These new-fangled rules.
Jul 31, 2014, 6:02 PM EDT
Young Americans set to blaze trail in La Liga academies.
Jul 31, 2014, 5:39 PM EDT
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Jul 31, 2014, 5:14 PM EDT
Two players who spent plenty of time on the sidelines last season are pushing to be integral parts of Manuel Pellegrini’s plans.
Jul 31, 2014, 4:42 PM EDT
29-year-old Argentina arrives from Tigre, becoming the club’s third Designated Player of all-time.
Jul 31, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT
Everton’s frugality gave way to necessity. Is Lukaku worth it the serious cash they splashed?
Jul 31, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT
Remember when Marco Reus, Dries Mertens and Leighton Baines solidified Manchester United’s status in Europe? Us neither.
Jul 31, 2014, 2:56 PM EDT
Cristiano Ronaldo and Christopher Renzi are looking horns over the CR7 trademark.
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