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League One Power Rankings - Week 6

By NICHOLAS MURRAY -, 05/11/21, 12:15PM EDT


It’s time to settle unfinished business between the top two teams in the rankings

Greenville Triumph SC has held up its end of the bargain with its third consecutive win to start the season. Now we wait on Union Omaha, which will look to replicate that mark on Wednesday night.

Whether or not Omaha comes through its meeting on the road with the New England Revolution II with a third consecutive victory, it’s clear we’re now approaching the biggest regular-season game in League One’s brief history at Legacy Early College on Sunday afternoon.

The top two teams in the 2020 campaign, both of which have picked up where they left off to start the new season in the first nationally-televised broadcast in League One history on ESPN2? There’s nothing that can touch it, and it should have soccer fans from beyond Greenville and Omaha excited to tune in and watch two teams of this caliber compete on the national stage.

The storylines go beyond just the winning, though. How about Omaha being the lone side to blemish an otherwise perfect home record for Triumph SC in their lone prior meeting? Or the fact that 12 players from the League One All-League Team in 2020 could feature in this contest?

The stage is set. You’ll want to tune in.

Here’s how everything looks right now. As always, feel free to come and yell at me on Twitter (@NJEMurray).

Biggest Movers






1 Greenville Triumph
Week 6: v. OMA

Last Week: 1
Triumph SC continued to roll in its 2-1 victory against North Carolina FC that saw the side record a season high 19 shots despite being on the road.
2 Union Omaha
Week 6: @NE, @GVL

Last Week: 2
Omaha has one more hurdle to handle on Wednesday evening in New England. If it takes victory, we get the 3-0-0 showdown we’ve been hoping for since the schedule was announced.
3 Chattanooga Red Wolves SC
Week 6: @NE

Last Week: 3
The Red Wolves were resilient in holding off North Texas’ attack and even outshot their hosts handily despite being outpossessed by a 2-1 margin.
4 Forward Madison FC
Week 6: v. NC

Last Week: 4
Madison rallied for a point on the road in Tucson, a perfectly fine start to the Carl Craig era. Sending best wishes to Eric Leonard after his early departure, too.
5 Richmond Kickers
Week 6: --
Last Week: 7
The Kickers’ family paid the best possible tribute to former player and coach David Bulow on Saturday with their 2-0 win against Tormenta FC. We think he was watching down, celebrating.
6 North Texas SC
Week 6: v. TRM
Last Week: 5
North Texas just couldn’t quite solve Chattanooga’s defense as it was held scoreless for a second consecutive week. They’re going to look for better against Tormenta FC on Saturday.
7 FC Tucson
Week 6: @FTL
Last Week: 10
Tucson might be disappointed to come away with a point after leading at home, but they needed a bit more from their attacking players to support Deri Corfe’s contributions on Saturday night.
8 South Georgia Tormenta FC
Week 6: @NTX

Last Week: 8
Tormenta FC almost held on for a point before conceding late twice in Richmond, but it still felt like a step back after the progress of the previous week.
9 North Carolina FC
Week 6: @MAD

Last Week: 9
No, NCFC didn’t make a winning debut in League One, but it put in a creditable enough performance against the defending title-holders. How it fares in Madison on Saturday will tell us more about the club’s early viability.
10 Fort Lauderdale CF
Week 6: v. TUC
Last Week: 6
A subpar performance by most of Fort Lauderdale’s players – you can’t do that against a team like Omaha. Head Coach Darren Powell will be looking for much better against Tucson.
11 New England Revolution II
Week 6: v. OMA, v. CHT

Last Week: 11
The Revolution II have a chance to spoil some of the hype ahead of Sunday’s nationally-televised clash when they host Omaha on Wednesday evening.
12 Toronto FC II
Week 6: --

Last Week: 12
It’s almost time for Toronto FC II’s closeup, now just 11 days away.

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