USA (13), Mexico (19) each climb one place in latest FIFA ranking
The U.S men's national team's 2-2 draw with Mexico resulted in both nations rising a place in the latest FIFA ranking.
The USA remains CONCACAF's highest-ranked team at 13th, while Mexico is close behind at 19th. Two of the USA's World Cup opponents, Germany and Portugal, are 2nd and 3rd, respectively, while its other Group G opponent, Ghana, comes in at 38.
As for the USA's three opponents in the upcoming World Cup send-off series, Azerbaijan -- coached by new U.S. special adviser Berti Vogts -- is up six places to 85, Turkey is down one place to 39 and Nigeria is up two places to 45. One more edition of the ranking will be released before the USA convenes for pre-World Cup camp.
World Cup host Brazil is up to a 6th-place tie with rival Argentina, while defending World Cup champion Spain still tops the ranking.
As for the complete top 10, it reads as follows: