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USL League Two Power Rankings: Week 7

By Staff, 06/21/23, 4:45PM EDT


Lots of movement as several top teams fall!






Ballard FC
Last Week: 3
v. Oly Town FC
June 23 / 7:00 p.m. ET
The Bridges have waited patiently and just kept winning. They’ve allowed two goals in each of their last two matches, and head coach Jason Farrell won’t be happy about that, but he’ll find no issue in scoring at least three goals in six of their seven matches this season. They are the team to beat.
Chicago City SC
Last Week: 8
@ St. Charles FC
June 24 / 5:00 p.m. ET
What began as a plucky challenger unseating the Des Moines Menace early in the season is now a legitimate competitor for the Heartland Division title. They’ve beaten all comers, and only have FC Wichita to play for the first time. They are one of only two clubs that remain spotless, with no points dropped, and have five more games to achieve one of the more remarkable team feats in league history.
Des Moines Menace
Last Week: 7
@ Peoria City
June 24 / 7:30 p.m. ET
That one stumbling block against Chicago City continues to haunt the Menace as both teams keep winning, and winning big. The Menace conceded three goals that day – in all other matches combined, they have conceded one. They’re playing like the best team in the division right now, but the record doesn’t show it yet. July 1 will be one of the most important matches of the season – Chicago City takes a trip to a packed Valley Stadium, as Des Moines finally, truly sweats for the first time.
Flint City Bucks
Last Week: 5
@ Midwest United FC
June 21 / 8:00 p.m. ET
The mid-season plague that came for the Bucks last year has yet to truly arrive. After drawing on the road with AFC Ann Arbor, they still hold a six-point advantage at the top of the Great Lakes. Four of their six remaining games are at Atwood Stadium. They’re feeling comfortable as we enter the run-in.
Texas United
Last Week: 6
v. Louisiana Krewe FC
June 22 / 7:00 p.m. ET
The Mid-South may not hold the league’s biggest brands, but Texas United is putting together one of the best back-to-back regular season runs in the league. They didn’t lose at all last year – but drew five times. This year, they’ve only been held to a single point once, on the road against a good Little Rock Rangers team. Three of their five remaining matches are against the division’s bottom two teams – they could be walking into playoffs as the Southern Conference’s top seed.
Ventura County Fusion
Last Week: 13
@ Arizona Arsenal SC
June 22 / 8:00 p.m. ET
No Gio Calderon, no problem for Ventura County. They comfortably dispatched Arizona Arsenal SC, 3-0, with yet another brace for Logan Farrington. The striker is having a season to remember, and with Puerto Rico now eliminated from the Gold Cup, the Fusion should be back to full strength soon. The defending champions have four matches of their final six, closing the season away at Redlands FC.
Long Island Rough Riders
Last Week: 2
@ Ironbound SC
June 21 / 7:30 p.m. ET
Manhattan SC creates the stumbling block for Long Island once again, and Cedar Stars Rush came in with a combo punch that knocked last year’s finalists to second place in the Metropolitan Division. Still one of the most talented clubs in the league, Long Island won’t get a chance to take down Hudson Valley themselves, so they’ll need help.
Monterey Bay FC 2
Last Week: 4
@ San Francisco Glens SC
June 25 / 12:30 p.m. ET
If Monterey Bay F.C. 2 can secure a win on the road against SF Glens on Sunday, they’ll open a six-point lead at the top of the Nor Cal Division, and into a comfortable pole position for that playoff spot. They’ve recovered from their earlier draw, and are still undefeated. They have five games in the next four weeks, all reasonably spaced out after an irregular start.
Lionsbridge FC
Last Week: 1
@ Northern Virginia FC
June 21 / 7:30 p.m. ET
The Chesapeake leaders haven’t had a chance to redeem themselves after a 2-1 loss to Christos FC, so they’ll be traveling to NoVa FC with that loss in the back of their minds. After a blistering start to the year, they now need to recover over the back half of the season.
Asheville City SC

Not Ranked
v. Dalton Red Wolves SC
June 24 / 7:30 p.m. ET
The assertive 3-0 win over second-place SC United Bantams was really what Asheville needed to announce themselves as contenders. They still haven’t been held scoreless all season, and have a draw as the sole blemish on their record. The Blues are here to stay, and have another game against the Bantams in less than a week to solidify their place.
AHFC Royals

Not Ranked
@ Twin City Toucans
June 22 / 7:30 p.m. ET
The only way to describe AHFC at this time is “pure vibes”, as goalkeeper Logan Erb scored a scrappy goal across the line to secure a 2-2 draw to keep a six-match unbeaten streak alive against Corpus Christi FC. They hold a healthy lead in the Lone Star Division, and will soon play AC Houston Sur with the opportunity to avenge their only loss this season.
Hudson Valley Hammers

Not Ranked
v. FC Motown STA
June 24 / 7:30 p.m. ET
After it looked like Long Island Rough Riders were going to storm through the Metropolitan Division, falters from the finalists opened the door for 2022 Player of the Year Samory Powder and the Hammers to slip into the top spot. Their only blemish this season is a nasty 3-0 loss to the Rough Riders, but everything else has been green for the Hammers. Powder is really coming on, as he scored a last minute winner against Cedar Stars Rush, helping them take that top spot.
Fort Wayne FC

Not Ranked
v. Cleveland Force SC
June 25 / 5:00 p.m. ET
Since drawing with Dayton Dutch Lions two weeks ago, Fort Wayne have scored ten unanswered goals in 270 minutes. They’re one of the hottest teams in the country over the last couple weeks, and they’ve built a ten-point lead at the top of the Valley Division.
FC Manitoba

Not Ranked
v. RKC Third Coast
June 25 / 1:00 p.m. ET
The Deep North continues to shuffle hands! The only undefeated team left in the division, Manitoba are winners of four of their last five, and a 3-1 win against the always-aggressive RKC Third Coast was a critical point in the club’s season. They have to do a lot of traveling over the final four weeks, but if they can shake off the fatigue, they can come away with a playoff bid.
Ocean City Nor’Easters
Last Week: 9
@ Philadelphia Lone Star FC
June 21 / 5:00 p.m. ET
A scoreless draw against Real Central New Jersey is not what Ocean City wanted, especially when it means they failed to capitalize on dropped points from second-place West Chester United. Still undefeated, and with a three-point lead in the division, the Nor’Easters will look to try to avoid another blemish as the run-in approaches.

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