20 August 2014: Crystal Dunn (USA) (19) and Vanessa Burki (SUI) (18). The United States Women's National Team played the Switzerland Women's National Team at WakeMed Stadium in Cary, North Carolina in an women's international friendly soccer game. The United States won the match 4-1.

Crystal Dunn and her national team teammates are still atop the FIFA rankings. (Andy Mead/YCJ Photo)

Despite dropping 1-0 decision to Australia in the Tournament of Nations July 30, the United States women retained their No. 1 spot in the latest FIFA rankings, as the organization released its latest list Friday morning.

The Americans were still atop the rankings with 2,104 points, followed by Germany (2,077).

England (2,024) moved up to third place, while France (2,030) dropped to fourth.

Canada (2,027) fell to fifth place.

Rounding out the top 10 was Australia, the Tournament of Nations champion, at sixth, followed by the Netherlands, Japan, Brazil and North Korea.

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Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Guardian.com. Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of BigAppleSoccer.com. He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at Amazon.com.