World Cup qualifying has been very good to the U.S. men’s national team, which moved past Mexico in the latest rankings that were release Friday morning.

The Americans moved into 12th place, a spot in front of El Tri. That left the USA as the top-ranked side in Concacaf. The USMNT defeated Mexico in a World Cup qualifier last Friday, 2-0, and drew host Jamaica, 1-1, on Tuesday.

Canada, which leads the Concacaf Octagonal standings to reach the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, jumped eight spots to No. 40.

The USMNT has won 16 games in this year, tying the highest win total for the team in a calendar year since 2013.

Gregg Berhalter has become the fasted head coach to reach 30 victories, surpassing Bob Bradley.

The team won back-to-back trophies by defeating Mexico in the Nations League and Gold Cup finals, then earned a third win against Mexico in the same calendar year for the first time – and all in official competition – following that 2-0 qualifying win.

For more information on the rankings, visit:

https://www.fifa.com/news/fifa-coca-cola-world-ranking-november-2021-update