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USL League One Power Rankings – Week 4

By Staff, 08/10/20, 4:15PM EDT


Omaha, Chattanooga maintain strong early starts ahead of midweek showdown

TAMPA, Fla. – Greenville Triumph SC’s late winner by J.J. Donnelly kept it on top of the League One standings at the end of Week 4, and on top of the League One Power Rankings once again, but as good as last year’s finalists have been so far, it’s the newcomers sitting right below them that should be turning the most heads right now.

We had an inkling that Union Omaha was set up for success on the field in its first year after its performance back in February at the Wasatch Winter Cup hosted by defending USL Championship title-holder Real Monarchs SLC. Now, we’re finding out Los Buhos may be for real. Back-to-back victories after their scoreless opener in New England has things moving very nicely indeed for Head Coach Jay Mims’ squad.

And that means Wednesday’s match between Omaha and Chattanooga Red Wolves SC holds plenty of intrigue. The Red Wolves are the other undefeated team in the top three, and would jump into second if they can get the jump on Union on its home turf at CHI Memorial Stadium. It’s one of those early-season matchups that could have a big impact at the end of the season, and you should definitely tune in on ESPN+.

That said, here’s how everything looks this week. As always, feel free to come and yell at me on Twitter (@NJEMurray).

Biggest Movers






1 Greenville Triumph SC
Week 5: CHA

Last Week: 1
Last season, I’m not sure Triumph SC finds a way to pull out a victory against Tormenta FC, but this team is showing it has taken a very nice step forward in Year Two.
2 Union Omaha
Week 5: @CHA
Last Week: 4
There are positive signs all over the place for Los Buhos, from their defensive solidity to their ability to put results together. They’ll hope to keep it rolling this week.
3 Chattanooga Red Wolves SC
Week 5: OMA, @GVL
Last Week: 2
After being on the wrong end of a late equalizer in Week 2, Marky Hernandez came through this time in North Texas to pull a point out of the bag. That point could be very important down the line.
4 North Texas SC
Week 5: NE
Last Week: 5
Saturday night was a first for North Texas, but not one to write home about. For the first time, they dropped points after holding a lead on home turf thanks to Chattanooga’s late equalizer.
5 Richmond Kickers
Week 5: TUC
Last Week: 9
Claiming victory in the Henny Derby is always a reason to celebrate, but even more so when it continues to build positive momentum.
6 FC Tucson
Week 5: @RIC

Last Week: 6
It’s never a good feeling to lose your home opener. Tucson got a nice late goal, though, and that could have lifted its spirits as it prepares to head to Richmond.
7 South Georgia Tormenta FC
Week 5: @MAD
Last Week: 3
Tormenta FC is still in the top four for now, but two defeats in a week means there’s going to need to be a quick turnaround to avoid a slide down the real standings.
8 Fort Lauderdale CF
Week 5: @ORL
Last Week: 10
There might be no better way than to seal your first win in club history with a goal from inside the center circle. Tip of the hat to you, Ricky Lopez-Espin.
9 Forward Madison FC
Week 5: TRM
Last Week: 7
This is absolutely not what Madison envisioned when it started the season. It’s early, but Friday night’s game against South Georgia is looking like a must-win.
10 Orlando City B
Week 5: FTL
Last Week: 11
Well, hello there OCB. That’s a much better performance that in your opener. Let’s have some more of that, yes?
11 New England Revolution II
Week 5: @NTX
Last Week: 8
One point from two games, and did we mention you have to go visit the defending title-holders next? Going to be a tough week for the Revolution II.

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