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USL Championship Power Rankings – Week 13

By Staff, 06/03/19, 5:45PM EDT


Rowdies stay on top while Indy, Portland shift upward after victories

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.

Select a logo to find where your team is ranked.

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 13: W, 2-0 @BHM
Week 14: NC

Last Week: 1
Another shutout victory saw the Rowdies extend their unbeaten start to 13 games in Birmingham with another impressive clean sheet by John McCarthy.
2 New Mexico United
Week 13: --
Week 14: OKC, SAC

Last Week: 2
After advancing to the Fourth Round of the Open Cup in midweek, the Western Conference leader held onto top spot despite a weekend off.
3 Indy Eleven
Week 13: W, 2-1 PIT
Week 14: @MEM
Last Week: 4
Indy conceded a goal at home for the first time this season against Pittsburgh but battled back for a 2-1 win to cap off a five-game homestand.
4 Portland Timbers 2
Week 13: W, 2-1 SLC
Week 14: @AUS
Last Week: 5
T2 moved within two points of New Mexico after rallying back for a 2-1 victory over the Monarchs and its second win in the last three games.
5 Saint Louis FC
Week 13: --
Week 14: @HFD
Last Week: 3
Saint Louis should be rested for its upcoming trip to Hartford after Mother Nature washed out Saturday’s scheduled home date with Memphis.
6 Phoenix Rising FC
Week 13: --
Week 14: TUL

Last Week: 6
Rising FC returns from its bye week on Friday when it will put its perfect $1 Beer Night record and three-game winning streak on the line against Tulsa.
7 Nashville SC
Week 13: --
Week 14: @BST

Last Week: 7
After crashing out of the Open Cup on penalties in midweek, Nashville had the weekend off to prepare for next Sunday’s trip to Bethlehem Steel FC.
8 Louisville City FC
Week 13: W, 4-1 CHS
Week 14: LDN
Last Week: 9
Louisville produced its highest-scoring output of the season in its victory over the Battery but also saw stalwarts Brian Ownby and Paco Craig sent off.
9 New York Red Bulls II
Week 13: W, 4-0 BST
Week 14: @ATL
Last Week: 10
After back-to-back losses, the Red Bulls II regained their offensive groove again in a 4-0 romp over Steel FC.
10 Reno 1868 FC
Week 13: W, 4-0 LV
Week 14: @SA
Last Week: 12
Reno claimed the most lopsided Silver State Cup clash to date and Raul Mendiola compounded Las Vegas’ misery with a goal against his former club in the 4-0 win.
11 North Carolina FC
Week 13: T, 1-1 @HFD
Week 14: @TBR
Last Week: 8
North Carolina conceded after just 17 seconds against Hartford and was made to work for a 1-1 draw at Rentschler Field.
12 Ottawa Fury FC
Week 13: W, 4-1 CLT
Week 14: @PIT
Last Week: 15
Fury FC continued its climb up the table as Mour Samb’s two-goal, two-assist outing against the Independence pushed it into fourth in the East.
13 El Paso Locomotive FC
Week 13: W, 2-1 @TAC
Week 14: LA
Last Week: 14
Jerome Kiesewetter got back on the scoresheet against Tacoma and El Paso got back in the win column. Coincidence? Probably not.
14 Fresno FC
Week 13: L, 0-1 @COS
Week 14: OKC
Last Week: 11
A road defeat against the Switchbacks should have the Foxes rethinking things ahead of Saturday’s home date with Energy FC.
15 Orange County SC
Week 13: W, 2-1 RGV
Week 14: @LV
Last Week: 19
Orange County extended its unbeaten run to six games after holding on for all three points against RGVFC despite finishing the game with nine men.
16 Charleston Battery
Week 13: L, 1-4 @LOU
Week 14: BHM
Last Week: 13
Charleston is winless in its last five after Kierron Mason’s 19th-minute red card doomed the Battery in Louisville.
17 Austin Bold FC
Week 13: W, 3-2 @TUL
Week 14: POR
Last Week: 21
Super sub Kris Tyrpak scored the first hat trick in Bold FC history to help his hometown Austin earn its first road victory of the season in Tulsa.
18 Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC
Week 13: L, 1-2 @IND
Week 14: OTT
Last Week: 16
Robbie Mertz gave the Hounds an early lead in Indy, but they couldn’t hold on for a Championship-Open Cup double over the Eleven.
19 OKC Energy FC
Week 13: T, 0-0 LA
Week 14: @NM, @FRS
Last Week: 20
Cody Laurendi kept a clean sheet for the second straight week, but Energy FC couldn’t find a winner against Los Dos.
20 Sacramento Republic FC
Week 13: W, 2-1 SA
Week 14: @NM
Last Week: 22
Sam Werner is starting to make a name for himself in Sacramento after helping Republic FC to a much-needed victory over San Antonio.
21 Tulsa Roughnecks FC
Week 13: L, 2-3 AUS
Week 14: @PHX
Last Week: 17
The Roughnecks jumped out to a 2-0 lead but couldn’t seal the deal at home against Bold FC.
22 Rio Grande Valley FC
Week 13: L, 1-2 @OC
Week 14: @SLC
Last Week: 18
Robert Coronado’s left-footed, long-range strike was pretty, but it wasn’t enough as RGVFC couldn’t make the most of its man-advantage in Orange County.
23 Memphis 901 FC
Week 13: --
Week 14: IND
Last Week: 24
901 FC will look for its elusive first home victory on Saturday against Indy after its trip to Saint Louis was postponed.
24 Birmingham Legion FC
Week 13: L, 0-2 TBR
Week 14: @CHS
Last Week: 22
Legion FC has failed to score in its past four league outings. That will have to change if Birmingham is to get anything from Saturday’s trip to Charleston.
25 Las Vegas Lights FC
Week 13: L, 0-4 @RNO
Week 14: OC
Last Week: 23
Las Vegas’ road woes and busy schedule combined to produce a forgettable Silver State Cup performance at Greater Nevada Field.
26 Loudoun United FC
Week 13: --
Week 14: @SPR, @LOU
Last Week: 27
Loudoun’s lengthy layoff will come to an end on Wednesday night when it visits the Swope Park Rangers in Head Coach Ryan Martin’s club debut.
27 LA Galaxy II
Week 13: T, 2-2 TAC, T, 0-0 @OKC
Week 14: @ELP
Last Week: 32
Los Dos scored two goals in the final three minutes to earn a point against Tacoma in midweek before settling for a scoreless stalemate in OKC.
28 Atlanta United 2
Week 13: --
Week 14: NY
Last Week: 30
Results elsewhere helped ATL UTD 2 hold onto its tenuous grip on 10th place in the East during its bye week.
29 Real Monarchs SLC
Week 13: L, 1-2 @POR
Week 14: RGV
Last Week: 26
The Monarchs relinquished a first-half lead against T2 at Providence Park and have now lost four of their last five.
30 Hartford Athletic
Week 13: T, 1-1 NC
Week 14: STL
Last Week: 33
Harry Swartz’s strike after 17 seconds should stand as Hartford’s fastest goal for a while and three results in a row has the Athletic moving in the right direction.
31 San Antonio FC
Week 13: L, 1-2 @SAC
Week 14: RNO
Last Week: 28
A return home to Toyota Field will be a welcome sight for SAFC after it dropped its sixth straight road contest on Saturday against Republic FC.
32 Bethlehem Steel FC
Week 13: L, 0-4 @NY
Week 14: NSH
Last Week: 31
The injury bug has hit Steel FC hard as two early substitutions compounded the side’s misery against the Red Bulls II.
33 Charlotte Independence
Week 13: L, 1-4 @OTT
Week 14: @SPR
Last Week: 29
Hugh Roberts headed the Independence into the lead just 14 minutes into its contest with Fury FC, but it all unraveled for Charlotte from there.
34 Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
Week 13: W, 1-0 FRS
Week 14: TAC
Last Week: 36
Captain Jordan Burt delivered the game’s only goal just before halftime as the Switchbacks ended their nine-game winless run against Fresno.
35 Swope Park Rangers
Week 13: --
Week 14: LDN, CLT
Last Week: 34
We’ll see if some time off was enough to help the Rangers get back on track when they host Loudoun on Wednesday night at Children’s Mercy Park.
36 Tacoma Defiance
Week 13: T, 2-2 @LA, L, 1-2 TAC
Week 14: @COS
Last Week: 35
The Defiance’s defense continues to find new ways to let the side down as it threw away a two-goal late against Los Dos in midweek before falling to Locomotive FC.

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