ATLANTA, GEORGIA—The United States Men’s Soccer Team (USMNT) has made it to the top 10 in the world soccer ranking after their dramatic 1-0 win over Mexico in the 2021 Gold Cup final last August 1 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
The USMNT is currently ranked at number 10 which is a huge lift from their top 20 worlds ranking in the past months.
Atlanta United FC defensive specialist Miles Robinson earlier played hero for the USMNT’s Gold Cup championship this year.
Robinson scored a header in the 117th minute on a free kick to give USMNT the victory and the Gold Cup crown.
Robinson who also scored a header in the early wins of the USMNT in the Gold Cup tournament is very happy with his winning header.
The 2021 Gold Cup is the seventh crown of USMNT in the tournament.
USMNT reached the finals of the Gold Cup after a dramatic 1-0 victory against Asian soccer powerhouse Qatar in the semifinal round in Austin, Texas, on Thursday night.
USMNT striker Gyasi Zardes provided the winning and late goal for the team in their hard-fought win against Qatar.
With so much at stake in the match, the two teams fought toe to toe from the get-go.
As the game is headed to a scoreless draw, Zardes provided some late-game heroics to carry his team to the Gold Cup championship.
Aside from Robinson, two other United FC players are also part of USMNT veteran goalkeeper Brad Guzan and George Bello.
Guzan, 36 is tagged as one of the most senior members of the team.
The veteran United goalkeeper has 64 international appearances, became Tim Howard’s backup at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, and started at the 2016 Copa America.
The last time he played for the US was in the 2019 exhibition game against Uruguay.