U.S. Mens Soccer
The United States has broken into the top 20 of the FIFA rankings for the first time in more than two years after winning last month’s Gold Cup.
Brek Shea poked a ball into the net in the 69th minute to give the United States a 1-0 victory over Panama and the CONCACAF Gold Cup title.
Brek Shea didn’t expect to get off the bench Tuesday night. When he did, he grabbed the role of hero for the United States.
Altidore scored a goal in his fourth consecutive international match, and it was enough for the United States to edge Honduras 1-0 in a World Cup qualifying match Tuesday night.
The United States earned a valuable point on the road on Tuesday after battling Mexico to a scoreless stalemate in 2014 World Cup qualifying at the Azteca Stadium.
FIFA has upheld the United States’ 1-0 win over Costa Rica in a snowy World Cup qualifier last week, saying the protest by the visitors was not filed correctly.
The United States dropped four spots to No. 32 in the latest FIFA rankings after losing a World Cup qualifier to 51st-ranked Honduras.