USMNT remains No. 13 in first FIFA rankings of 2023
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USMNT remains No. 13 in first FIFA rankings of 2023

The U.S. men’s national team started off 2023 in the same place it concluded 2022 in terms of FIFA’s overall rankings.

The Americans remained in 13th place in the first FIFA rankings of 2023, the federation announced Thursday. Anthony Hudson’s side has rebounded from a winless January window by booking their place into the Concacaf Nations League semifinals later this summer.

The Americans fell 2-1 to Serbia and tied Colombia 0-0 in the January window with several new Players earning their USMNT debuts. March’s two-match slate featured back-to-back victories against Grenada and El Salvador, which helped the USMNT top Group D of League A in Nations League action.

The USMNT and Mexico ranked No. 1 and No. 2 respectively among Concacaf nations while Costa Rica sits third despite dropping to No. 39 overall among all national teams. Canada, Panama, and Jamaica round the top-six in terms of Concacaf nations.

FIFA World Cup winners Argentina rose up to No. 1 while France leapfrogged Brazil into the No. 2 spot. Brazil, Belgium, and England round out the top five in the overall rankings while the No. 6 – No. 10 ranked nations remained unchanged from December’s rankings.

The USMNT will return to action in April in a friendly against Mexico before facing off with El Tri also in the Nations League semifinals this June.

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