Following a successful run in the Gold Cup, the United States climbed 10 spots to No. 10 in the latest FIFA Men’s World Ranking, which was released Thursday. It’s the first time the U.S. has been in the top 10 since May 2006 ahead of the World Cup.
The team scored in the 117th minute to beat Mexico 1-0 and win the CONCACAF Gold Cup in dramatic fashion earlier this month. In June, Christian Pulisic buried an extra-time penalty to lift the U.S. to a thrilling 3-2 win over El Tri in the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League final.
Mexico, despite losing in the final of both competitions, climbed two spots in the ranking to sit ahead of the U.S. at No. 9.
Belgium holds the No. 1 spot, followed by Brazil and France. Italy, fresh of its European championship, moved up two spots to fifth while Euro runner-up England remained fourth.
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