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US Men’s National Team Rank Stays at 13

Posted By Damian Arbuckle On October 17, 2013 @ 11:52 AM In soccer | No Comments

USMNT_2013 [1]The United States Men’s National Team retained 13th place in the most recent FIFA world rankings, released earlier today.

The victories over Jamaica and Panama were not enough to propel the Yanks farther up the rankings. The failure to crack the Top 7 means the USMNT did not receive a World Cup seed.

The Americans’ immobility despite the two wins was due to a strong showing from the world’s top teams (with the exception of Italy) and countries like Switzerland and Chile earning big wins to leap-frog the Yanks. With wins over Albania and Slovenia, Switzerland shot up seven places to #7 while Chile advanced four places to #12 with their victory over Ecuador and the draw with Columbia.

Source: Mike Prindiville, NBC Sports [2]

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