USMNT slips to #12 on the FIFA rankings.

Discussion in 'USA Men: News & Analysis' started by Kqql, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. Kqql

    Kqql Member

    Sep 22, 2003
     
  2. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    damn you Euro 2004 Qualifying.
     
  3. socrne1

    socrne1 Member

    Liverpool FC
    United States
    Feb 12, 2003
    Chicago
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Although I am 120% for the USMNT, I still think that we need a lot of work. Unfortunatley after the gold cup and conf. I wouldn't even rank us that high.
     
  4. Kqql

    Kqql Member

    Sep 22, 2003
    You are 100% correct, the USMNT couldn't even defeat the Brazilian U23 team in the Gold Cup.

    Remember Mexico defeated Brazil's U23 twice, to win the Gold Cup.
     
  5. Martin Fischer

    Martin Fischer Member+

    Feb 23, 1999
    Kampala. Uganda
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    OK, we are crap because we lost one game in the Gold Cup after leading that game for most of the game. I think you guys are hyperventilating, but please proceed.
     
  6. bostonsoccermdl

    bostonsoccermdl Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 3, 2002
    Denver, CO
    I think the rankings might as well be determined by pulling names out of a hat, and any team should be given a +/- accuracy of 15 places...

    please proceed.
     
  7. Jon Pall

    Jon Pall Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 29, 2003
    Washington D.C/Sao Paulo
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    I'd say the top 5 are almost on the money.
     
  8. IASocFan

    IASocFan Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 13, 2000
    IOWA
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Notice that the US is 16 points out of 4th place. After France, Brasil, and Spain, there is a lot of parity. Parity plus the fact we haven't played since the Gold Cup makes dropping a few places a little more palatable. If you aren't playing, the only way to go is down.
     
  9. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    So, we beat the Mexican's in south Korea. And Poland beat us in the World Cup. Therefor Poland should be ranked #1 in the world
     
  10. entropy

    entropy Member

    Aug 31, 2000
    District of Calamity
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh my gods, I can't believe we've slipped to number 12 in the FIFA rankings!!!!! WTF?!?!?

    Fire Bruce Arena now!!!!!!
     
  11. sch2383

    sch2383 New Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    We haven't played since what, July?
     
  12. StingRay37

    StingRay37 Member

    Dec 4, 2000
    North Carolina
    Well if all of the top athletes would play soccer instead of Basketball, Baseball, and Football, we would have been #1 five years ago!
     
  13. Ictar

    Ictar Member

    Jun 18, 2002
    The Oklahoma Panhandle
    Oh, no! Now we'll never win the World Cup!!!
     
  14. NateP

    NateP Member

    Mar 28, 2001
    Plainfield, NH, USA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks for trying to bring a little sanity to the "discussion" so far. I hate to see it get buried in the heap of scorn thrown the rankings way.

    As you say this drop was entirely predictable, we had gone as high as we could based on our early year friendlies and our less than stellar Confed and Gold cup runs. In the grand scheme of things it doesn't really matter where we are at this point. IF we'd had perfect runs this summer (Confed Semi's say and won the Gold Cup) our ranking may have been high enough to keep us in the running for a seed in '06. However since that is no longer to be I'll enjoy keeping track of the seed race, particularly Mexico's chances, and hope our ranking goes up as it will mean we are winning in WCQ.
     
  15. Roehl Sybing

    Roehl Sybing Guest

    I agree. We haven't even won in three months!

    Oh, wait a minute. We haven't played in three months...
     
  16. Chizzy

    Chizzy Member

    United States
    Aug 7, 2003
    Upper Left, USA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It doesn't matter: it's all about us doing well in the playing field....
     
  17. voros

    voros Member

    Jun 7, 2002
    Parts Unknown
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    South Korea beat Italy.

    Vietnam beat South Korea.

    Therefore, Vietnam should be ranked ahead of Italy.
     
  18. Bajoro

    Bajoro Member+

    Sep 10, 2000
    The Inland Empire
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The issue isn't who's rated higher. It's who wins when the money's on the line.

    ¿Correctamundo, señior Hernandez?
     
  19. nancyb

    nancyb Member

    Jun 30, 2000
    Falls Church, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thank my lucky stars I no longer share a cubicle with an Englishman. I wouldn't be able to show my face at the office.
     
  20. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, on the bright side, there are 192 teams ranked lower than us.
     
  21. Roel

    Roel Member

    Jan 15, 2000
    Santa Cruz mountains
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Why are the Netherlands and Mexico ahead of the USA? Holland wasn't in the World Cup. Mexico lost to USA when it mattered.

    Signed,

    A dutchman who learned soccer from Mexicans,
     
  22. TeamUSA

    TeamUSA Member

    Nov 24, 1999
    Tianjin, China
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Didn't the FIFA rankings discussion get put to bed well over a year ago. I thought we all decided they were laughable stats, because we all know that every teams fans says their country is number one.:D
     
  23. MLSNHTOWN

    MLSNHTOWN Member+

    Oct 27, 1999
    Houston, TX
    Agreed. But they are included in part of the formula regarding seeds in the World Cup. As a result, they are important. If we could only move garner 16 points we could move up to the top 4 as mentioned above. I wonder if we could get an invite into a FIFA tournament (maybe even a regional tournament) where we could if we won a good game or two we would make some serious headway at those points. I wonder if there are any regional tournamnets upcoming that we can earn some of those points... :) Oh wait, we are not going, nevermind.
     

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