FIFA has released the latest world rankings:
Brazil skipped over Spain for the No. 1 position,
Portugal passed Netherlands for the third slot,
England dropped a spot to No. 8 and the
U.S. rose to No. 14 (three ahead of CONCACAF nemesis Mexico).
Besides group favorite England, the Americans' World Cup opponents are
Slovenia, ranked 23rd, and Algeria, ranked 31st.
Full Rankings List
World Cup Matches
P.S. Nike just released the new U.S. Men's National Team home jersey - modeled after the 1950 World Cup uniform - in which they defeated England 1-0 in one of the biggest upsets in the history of soccer.