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US Men's National Team No. 14 in May FIFA world rankings

By Sergio Gonzalez | CBSSports.com

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The USMNT remain ahead of rival Mexico in the latest FIFA rankings. (Getty Images)

FIFA released its latest world rankings for the month of May on Thursday and the United States Men's National Team fell one spot to No. 14. They remain the highest ranked team in the CONCACAF region, ahead of their rivals Mexico, who remain No. 19 overall.

The U.S. and Mexico drew 2-2 in a friendly played in early April in Glendale, Ariz. in their only activity during the month. The next FIFA rankings will be unveiled on June 6. The U.S. are scheduled to take on Azerbaijan in San Francisco's Candlestick Park on May 27 in another friendly World Cup tune-up match.

World Cup holders Spain remain the No. 1 ranked team ahead of Germany and Portugal, both teams are part of Group G along with the U.S. and Ghana in this year's tournament.

Brazil moved up two spots to No. 4, ahead of fellow CONMEBOL nation Colombia and is now the highest ranked South American nation just in time to host the World Cup in June. For Brazil, it is their highest ranking since July 2011.

The FIFA rankings, which use a formula-based procedure, are widely criticized as a somewhat questionable ranking system, but also remain the most official rating system in world soccer.

Here's a peak at the rankings:

FIFA World Rankings - Top 15
RankTeamConfederationPoints+/-
1
Spain
UEFA14600
2
Germany
UEFA13400
3
Portugal
UEFA12450
4
Brazil
CONMEBOL1210+2
5
Colombia
CONMEBOL1186-1
6
Uruguay
CONMEBOL1181-1
7
Argentina
CONMEBOL1178-1
8
Switzerland
UEFA11610
9
Italy
UEFA11150
10
Greece
UEFA10820
11
England
UEFA10430
12
Belgium
UEFA10390
13
Chile
CONMEBOL1037+1
14
USA
CONCACAF1015-1
15
Netherlands
UEFA9670
 
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