World Club Soccer: Real Salt Lake 22nd in Recent Rankings

Matt JonesAnalyst IApril 22, 2011

Real Salt Lake Continues to Make United States Soccer History
Real Salt Lake Continues to Make United States Soccer HistoryGeorge Frey/Getty Images

Real Salt Lake continues to make soccer history by becoming the first team from the United States to be ranked in the top 25 of the World Club Soccer rankings.

In the recent rankings that were put out before their strong showing in the fist leg of the CONCACAF final in Mexico on Wednesday night, Real Salt Lake checks in at No. 22.

According to the ranking site, a perfect start to the Major League Soccer season, and a strong showing in the CONCACAF tournament propelled them to this prestigious ranking.

The top ten of this list includes many teams that are expected to be on this list including:

1. Manchester United
2. Barcelona
3. Real Madrid
4. AC Milan
5. Borussia Dortmund
6. Arsenal
7. Porto
8. Chelsea
9. Lille
10. Napoli


Teams that fall behind Real Salt Lake in the rankings in no particular order include:

Shalke 04
Lyon
Tottenham Hotspur

Celtic

All of MLS

Following the first leg of the CONCACAF finals, one would think that this ranking will only go up. If Real Salt Lake were to win the title against Monterrey, it will be interesting to see how high they can rise.

To view the rankings please click on this link: World Club Soccer Rankings

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