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USL League Two Power Rankings: Week 5

By USL League Two Staff , 06/07/23, 4:15PM EDT


It's that time again! Withvevery team having kicked off their season, we're again ranking the top 15 of the 122 clubs participating in USL League Two this season. Form, competition and record are all factored into these Power Rankings, and it'll be sure to change many times throughout the season.






Lionsbridge FC

Last Week: 1
@ Christos FC
June 10 / 7:00 p.m. ET
The defending champions of the Chesapeake Division just keep winning, and winning big. They’ve still only conceded a single goal in five matches, and are on a run of 11 unanswered scores. They played only their second home match over the weekend, a 3-0 win over Virginia Beach United that saw them take a 2-0 lead inside half an hour. They only have three more away days left in the season – Fans at TowneBank Stadium get three consecutive home matches starting on June 24.
Long Island Rough Riders

Last Week: 2
v. Cedar Stars
June 7 / 6:00 p.m. ET
Another 2-0 win, their third of the season, against Morris Elite keeps the train rolling for a club that’s trying to fight their way to the mountaintop again. A critical match away at second-place Manhattan SC comes in just a week – a fixture that spoiled what would’ve been a perfect season for the Rough Riders in 2022.
Ballard FC
Last Week: 4
v. Oly Town FC
June 9 / 7:00 p.m. ET
Four played, four won, one conceded. A 7-0 drilling of PDX FC, featuring seven different goal scorers, and the Bridges are rolling with Danny Robles, Stas Korzeniowski and Ian Mejia leading the way. Christian Engmann and Leo Burney are one of the best central defender pairings in the league. There’s only one Northwest Division opponent they haven’t played and beaten – Capital FC Atletico, who were the only club to best them in 2022.
Monterey Bay FC 2
Last Week: 3
@ Marin FC Legends
June 11 / 4:00 p.m. ET
No fault of their own – Monterey Bay F.C. 2 just didn’t play a game this week. They’re still firmly in pole position in the Nor Cal Division, with three games in eight days starting on June 11.
Flint City Bucks

Last Week: 5
@ AFC Ann Arbor
June 17 / 7:00 p.m. ET
Two consecutive away wins, and the Bucks are still perfect through five, with three clean sheets to their name. They’re almost finished with their away schedule – they have a ten-day break before they play two of their last three road matches of the season. Second-place AFC Ann Arbor awaits.
Texas United
Last Week: 8
@ Little Rock Rangers
June 7 / 7:00 p.m. ET
A second 5-1 domination of a struggling Mississippi Brilla team put an emphasis on Texas United’s knack for capitalizing on opportunity. They got results against LA Krewe and Little Rock Rangers, though the margin wasn’t as great – they have a significant test coming up on the road against Little Rock. Come through that with a win, and Texas United will like their chances to walk away with the division.
Des Moines Menace
Last Week: 6
v. Springfield Athletic SC
June 10 / 7:00 p.m. ET
They haven’t played since their 3-1 loss to Chicago City SC on June 28, so we’ll have to see how the club performs in their next two upcoming fixtures against Springfield Athletic SC. For the first time in a long time, the division is not in their control, so they’ll have to pursue until Chicago City don’t hold serve.
Chicago City SC
Not Ranked 3-0-0
v. St. Charles FC
June 10 / 6:00 p.m. ET
That victory over the Menace may not be a mirage. A big 2-0 away win against Peoria City has Chicago City rolling, though it took them a while to get going in the match. There are five matches between now and the next time they face Des Moines at Valley Stadium. Keep winning, and they’re looking at one of the most consequential fixtures in the history of their time in USL League Two.
Ocean City Nor'Easters

Not Ranked
v. Lehigh Valley United
June 10 / 7:00 p.m. ET
A slight stumble on the road against heated rivals Reading United AC, but they rectified the issue just three days later with a 2-0 win over Hank Steinbrecher Cup champion West Chester United SC. The win gave them control over the Mid-Atlantic Division, and since the single Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference is decided between three divisions – it’s a huge swing to lose even once if West Chester keep up.
RKC Third Coast

Not Ranked
@ Rochester FC
June 7 / 7:00 p.m. ET
The unsuspecting rulers of the Deep North showed their flash in an opening week win over Minneapolis City SC, but a 3-1 win over second-place St. Croix Legends have seen them filling the top spot vacated by Des Moines in the offseason.
NC Fusion
Last Week: 9
v. Charlotte Eagles
June 10 / 7:00 p.m. ET
NC Fusion aren’t making it easy on themselves, waiting until the second half to score their first goal against Wake FC in their win over the weekend, but they’ve responded to their early home loss against FC Carolinas with four wins on the bounce. They have a home date with Charlotte Eagles next, who sit two points behind them in the division.
Nona FC
Last Week: 11
@ Florida Elite Soccer Academy
June 7 / 7:00 p.m. ET
No games for Nona over the last week, but they still sit atop the Southeast Division. Stiffer competition awaits – Their three next games are against the second, third and fourth-best clubs in the division, according to the table.
Ventura County Fusion
Last Week: 12
v. Redlands FC
June 9 / 7:00 p.m. ET
The Fusion also didn’t play any games this past week, but they’ve averaged nearly three goals scored and one goal conceded per match over the course of the season so far. They have the opportunity to get revenge on Redlands FC on Friday.
Seacoast United Phantoms

Not Ranked
@ Albany Rush
June 7 / 6:00 p.m. ET
A win over Vermont Green at Virtue Field is a big deal, and with Western Mass Pioneers dropping points for the second time this season, the Phantoms are in control of the Northeast Division, if they can keep their winning up. It’ll be two weeks until the Phantoms face either the Pioneers or the Green again.
West Chester United SC

Not Ranked
@ Reading United AC
June 14 / 6:00 p.m. ET
A huge comeback win in the Hank Steinbrecher Cup doesn’t have a direct impact on their rankings here. Teams higher than them last week dropping matches, and them holding tough with a really good Ocean City Nor’Easters team in a crowded match week gets them just in the rankings this week. They’ll have an opportunity to redeem themselves June 27 against Ocean City.

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