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USL Championship Power Rankings – Week 10

By Staff, 05/13/19, 4:00PM EDT


Tampa Bay cements its place at the top, Reno makes move into Top 10

The 2019 USL Championship Power Rankings are compiled each week by staff writers John Arlia and Nicholas Murray. Check back every Monday during the regular season to see who’s hot, and who’s not, as the biggest season in the league’s history progresses.

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Atlanta United 2 Austin Bold FC Birmingham Legion FC Bethlehem Steel FC Charleston Battery Charlotte Independence Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC El Paso Locomotive FC Fresno FC
Hartford Athletic Indy Eleven LA Galaxy II Louisville City FC Las Vegas Lights FC Loudoun United FC Memphis 901 FC Nashville SC North Carolina FC
New Mexico United New York Red Bulls II Orange County SC OKC Energy FC Ottawa Fury FC Phoenix Rising FC Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC Portland Timbers 2 Rio Grande Valley FC
Reno 1868 FC San Antonio FC Real Monarchs SLC Saint Louis FC Sacramento Republic FC Swope Park Rangers Tacoma Defiance Tampa Bay Rowdies Tulsa Roughnecks FC

Biggest Movers






1 Tampa Bay Rowdies
Week 10: W, 1-0 @NSH
Week 11: NY

Last Week: 1
The Rowdies made a major statement with their road victory against Nashville SC, and now a tremendous game against the Red Bulls II awaits.
2 New York Red Bulls II
Week 10: T, 1-1 @OTT
Week 11: @TBR

Last Week: 2
New York kept itself on top of the East thanks to a late equalizer in Ottawa, and heads to Tampa Bay for a marquee game this weekend.
3 Saint Louis FC
Week 10: T, 0-0 @CHS
Week 11: LOU

Last Week: 3
Picking up a point on the road in Charleston is solid work but it adds pressure to Saturday’s Kings’ Cup clash in Louisville, with LouCity having closed the gap again.
4 New Mexico United
Week 10: T, 2-2 @ELP
Week 11: @COS
Last Week: 5
New Mexico again showed its resolve in taking a draw on the road against El Paso with Sam Hamilton and Ryan Williams the unheralded heroes.
5 Charleston Battery
Week 10: T, 0-0 STL
Week 11: @IND
Last Week: 6
The Battery continue to be difficult to defeat at home or on the road. Saturday’s game with Indy Eleven should be a fascinating one.
6 Portland Timbers 2
Week 10: W, 4-1 @TAC
Week 11: --
Last Week: 8
A solid rebound victory in Tacoma broke a three-game winless streak and moved T2 back on top of the Western standings.
7 Indy Eleven
Week 10: --
Week 11: CHS

Last Week: 7
A bye week should have given Indy a chance to sharpen up its shooting after being held scoreless in back-to-back outings ahead of Charleston’s visit.
8 Reno 1868 FC
Week 10: W, 4-1 @SAC
Week 11: @TAC
Last Week: 13
Reno has won every time it has visited Sacramento Republic FC in league play, bagging its third consecutive win at Papa Murphy’s Park on Saturday.
9 Nashville SC
Week 10: L, 0-1 TBR, W, 5-1 SPR
Week 11: CLT

Last Week: 9
NSC took care of business in impressive fashion against Swope Park to rebound from its midweek defeat to the Rowdies.
10 Fresno FC
Week 10: L, 0-1 SAC, W, 3-0 @LA
Week 11: --

Last Week: 10
The Foxes took out a little of their frustration from their midweek loss to Sacramento in a good road victory against the Galaxy II.
11 North Carolina FC
Week 10: L, 1-2 @OTT
Week 11: BHM
Last Week: 4
NCFC is still well-positioned in the East but was somewhat underwhelming aside from Steven Miller’s goal against Ottawa.
12 Louisville City FC
Week 10: L, 2-3 @SPR, W, 3-0 @BHM
Week 11: STL

Last Week: 12
A shocking loss to Swope Park was mitigated by an impressive road win in Birmingham to restore some order ahead of a visit from Saint Louis FC.
13 Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC
Week 10: --
Week 11: @MEM
Last Week: 11
The Hounds accumulate games in hand after their bye week but do need start putting in a run of wins soon, starting with its visit to Memphis on Saturday.
14 Tulsa Roughnecks FC
Week 10: --
Week 11: @SA

Last Week: 14
The Roughnecks slid a little bit after results elsewhere but are still in solid position ahead of their trip to San Antonio FC on Saturday.
15 Phoenix Rising FC
Week 10: W, 3-1 RGV
Week 11: LV
Last Week: 16
It wasn't a perfect display defensively, but Phoenix is still perfect on $1 beer night and now gets a big home game with Las Vegas to work on.
16 Orange County SC
Week 10: T, 0-0 @SA
Week 11: AUS
Last Week: 15
Orange County could have taken victory on the road in San Antonio but is now sitting right in the middle of the pack with a middling record.
17 Austin Bold FC
Week 10: W, 2-1 OKC
Week 11: @OC
Last Week: 20
A good comeback win against Energy FC continued Bold FC’s strong home performance and moved the side into the playoff positions out West.
18 Sacramento Republic FC
Week 10: W, 1-0 @FRS, L, 1-4 RNO
Week 11: @ELP

Last Week: 18
Republic FC continues to be up and down with a big midweek road win against Fresno followed by a heavy home loss to Reno.
19 El Paso Locomotive FC
Week 10: T, 2-2 NM
Week 11: SAC
Last Week: 21
Locomotive FC seems to be picking up steam after twice taking the lead in its 2-2 draw against New Mexico United.
20 Ottawa Fury FC
Week 10: T, 1-1 NY, W, 2-1 NC
Week 11: @BST
Last Week: 23
Four points from two games against the Red Bulls II and North Carolina FC could easily have been six, but Fury FC is trending in the right direction.
21 Las Vegas Lights FC
Week 10: W, 3-0 COS
Week 11: @PHX
Last Week: 24
Las Vegas is the best home team in the league with four consecutive wins at Cashman Field, now it needs a turnaround in its road form at Rising FC.
22 Rio Grande Valley FC
Week 10: L, 1-3 @PHX
Week 11: LA
Last Week: 17
The Toros took it to Rising FC at times but a lack of execution saw it slide out of the playoff positions after defeat at Casino Arizona Field.
23 OKC Energy FC
Week 10: L, 1-2 @AUS
Week 11: SLC
Last Week: 19
The three-game undefeated streak came to an end in Austin, but Energy FC has opportunities to rebound with home games against the Monarchs and Switchbacks up next.
24 Birmingham Legion FC
Week 10: L, 0-3 LOU
Week 11: @NC
Last Week: 22
Legion FC couldn’t find the magic of its first clash with Louisville and next faces two tough outings on the road at NCFC and at home to Nashville.
25 Real Monarchs SLC
Week 10: --
Week 11: @OKC
Last Week: 26
The Monarchs had the chance to regroup after back-to-back losses prior to this past week. We’ll see if it’s helped when they visit Energy FC.
26 San Antonio FC
Week 10: T, 0-0 OC
Week 11: TUL
Last Week: 27
San Antonio’s attack was stymied by Orange County goalkeeper Patrick McLain and his cohorts on a frustrating night at Toyota Field.
27 Loudoun United FC
Week 10: W, 3-1 @CLT
Week 11: HFD
Last Week: 31
Three-goal performances in back-to-back games have United looking up ahead of a very winnable game against Hartford on Sunday evening.
28 Memphis 901 FC
Week 10: W, 2-1 @HFD
Week 11: PIT
Last Week: 32
After recent frustration, finding the win column for the second time was a very big boost to 901 FC’s confidence.
29 Bethlehem Steel FC
Week 10: T, 1-1 ATL
Week 11: OTT
Last Week: 28
It’s in the playoff positions for now, but Steel FC is going to need to snap this four-game winless streak soon to avoid sliding further down the standings.
30 Atlanta United 2
Week 10: T, 1-1 @BST
Week 11: @SPR
Last Week: 29
Atlanta could have claimed all three points against Bethlehem only for missed opportunities to leave it with just a point from its trip north.
31 Charlotte Independence
Week 10: L, 1-3 LDN
Week 11: @NSH
Last Week: 30
The Independence saw their winless streak reach four games after a tough trip to Loudoun, even with Ray Lee’s brilliant individual goal providing a bright spot.
32 LA Galaxy II
Week 10: L, 0-3 FRS
Week 11: @RGV
Last Week: 25
The Galaxy II are in the West’s playoff positions after Sunday’s loss to Fresno FC, but the -6 goal differential sits third-worst in the Western Conference.
33 Swope Park Rangers
Week 10: W, 3-2 LOU, L, 1-5 @NSH
Week 11: SPR
Last Week: 34
The Rangers got a memorable victory against Louisville to open the week but their loss in Nashville was a quick snap back to reality.
34 Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
Week 10: L, 0-3 @LV
Week 11: NM
Last Week: 33
The Switchbacks received praise from Lights FC after their loss on Saturday, but that’s not going to make a three-game losing streak feel better.
35 Tacoma Defiance
Week 10: L, 1-4 POR
Week 11: RNO
Last Week: 36
The Defiance continued to struggle in their home loss to Cascadia rival Portland on Sunday evening.
36 Hartford Athletic
Week 10: L, 1-2 MEM
Week 11: @LDN
Last Week: 35
Jimmy Nielsen has to be hoping his postgame press conference on Friday kicks his side out of its malaise ahead of the Open Cup on Tuesday.

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