Graham Zusi & Christian Pulisic - USMNT - celebrate

The US national team faced a must-win game on Tuesday against Costa Rica and came through the challenge in a big way, winning their Copa America Centenario game 4-0.


How did the result rank all-time in US national team history (or, to make things easier, in the modern era)? There are various ways of ranking results -- by scoreline, occasion, quality of play.


But Tutul Rahman created a handy bar graph on Twitter visualizing his take, using ELO rankings as the determining factor in ranking the results. Among the conclusions, this was the best result for the USMNT under Klinsmann, according to Rahman.

ELO is a mathematical method for ranking the relative strength of competitors in various sports and competitions. Long used in soccer, a simplified version of the ELO formula is used to determine the monthly FIFA world rankings of national teams.


Do you agree with the rankings? Was Tuesday's win the best result ever under Klinsmann?