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USL League One Power Rankings - May 29

By ETHAN TRIEBSCH -, 05/29/24, 5:00PM EDT


Minimal movement throughout the rankings as the season continues to unfold

Through five of the six matches in Round 3 of the USL Jägermeister Cup, every match has been decided by one goal or fewer and two progressed to a penalty kick shootout. In the Prinx Tires USL League One Power Rankings, we take a look at how each team is progressing as the season unfolds.

How long can Omaha and Madison remain unbeaten in league play? Can Lexington and Northern Colorado translate their USL Jägermeister Cup success into league play? Tell us why your club should rank higher and keep the conversation going on Twitter at @USLLeagueOne.

On The Move






1 Union Omaha
LEAGUE: (4-0-1)
CUP: (0-1-1)
Week 9: W @ CLT

Last Week: 1
Average Ranking: 2
After losing back-to-back matches across all competitions for the first time since June 2023 and for just the sixth time in club history, Omaha bounced back with a 4-1 drubbing of Charlotte - a final tally tied for its third-largest victory in club history.
2 Greenville Triumph SC
LEAGUE: (5-2-1)
CUP: (1-0-2)
Round 3: T (W,PK) @ SPK

Last Week: 2
Average Ranking: 3
Greenville are sitting pretty atop both the league table and East Group standings after picking up eight of a possible nine points across its last few USL League One and USL Jägermeister Cup matches.
3 Forward Madison FC
LEAGUE: (3-0-3)
CUP: (2-1-0)
Round 3: W v KNX

Last Week: 3
Average Ranking: 5
The ‘Mingos are soaring at the moment, as their four consecutive victories across all competitions ties a club record. Madison have outscored its last four opponents 9-3 and posted back-to-back clean sheets courtesy of Bernd Schipmann in goal.
4 Charlotte Independence
LEAGUE: (3-2-1)
CUP: (0-1-2)
Round 3: T (L,PK) @ NCO
Last Week: 5
Average Ranking: 5
The Jacks bounced back from a three-match losing streak across all competitions with a 2-2 draw - and subsequent 4-2 shootout loss - to take a point away from Northern Colorado in the latter’s home opener.
5 One Knoxville SC
LEAGUE: (4-1-1)
CUP: (1-2-0)
Round 3: L @ MAD
Last Week: 4
Average Ranking: 4
After that hot start to its second season in the league, Knoxville have won only two matches since the end of March. The concession of a goal in the 19th minute against the ‘Mingos confirmed defeat in Madison.
6 Spokane Velocity FC
LEAGUE: (3-3-1)
CUP: (1-0-2)
Round 3: T (L,PK) v GVL

Last Week: 6
Average Ranking: 7
In its second meeting with Greenville, Spokane held the league’s all-time winningest club and current table toppers scoreless in regulation before narrowly falling, 5-4, in the following penalty kick shootout.
7 South Georgia Tormenta FC
LEAGUE: (3-4-1)
CUP: (0-2-1)
Round 3: L v RIC

Last Week: 7
Average Ranking: 8
Like Knoxville, South Georgia was on fire to kick off 2024 before hitting a wall in mid-April. Tormenta FC has won just one of its last seven matches across all competitions and is coming off a loss to Richmond thanks to a brace by former Ibis, Adrian Billhardt.
8 Richmond Kickers
LEAGUE: (1-4-2)
CUP: (1-1-1)
Round 3: W @ TRM

Last Week: 8
Average Ranking: 9
The Kickers finally snapped their seven-match winless streak across all competitions courtesy of a first-professional brace from Adrian Billhardt against his former club.
9 Lexington SC
LEAGUE: (1-3-2)
CUP: (2-0-1)
Round 3: W @ CHA

Last Week: 9
Average Ranking: 7
After flipping from a losing position to a winning position during second-half stoppage time, Lexington have quietly put together a streak of four consecutive unbeaten matches, winning nine of a possible 12 points during that stretch.
10 Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC
LEAGUE: (0-2-2)
CUP: (1-0-2)
Round 3: T (W,PK) v CLT

Last Week: 10
Average Ranking: 8
The Hailstorm finally returned to Colorado for their home opener last weekend and picked up two points with a draw and eventual penalty shootout victory against Charlotte. Northern Colorado are continuing to gain momentum as the season nears its midway point, winning seven of a possible 12 points in its last four contests.
11 Chattanooga Red Wolves SC
LEAGUE: (1-2-1)
CUP: (1-2-0)
Round 3: L v LEX

Last Week: 11
Average Ranking: 10
A Mayele Malango masterclass was unfortunately overshadowed by a colossal collapse against Lexington last weekend. Going down a man with 15 minutes remaining still isn’t a great excuse to concede a pair of goals - including the eventual winner - in second-half stoppage time.
12 Central Valley Fuego FC
LEAGUE: (1-6-0)
CUP: (0-0-2)
Week 9: L v KNX

Last Week: 12
Average Ranking: 11
It’s certainly been far from pretty in Jermaine Jones’ first season at the helm of Central Valley. Fuego FC hasn’t won a match since March 20 but surprisingly will have a chance to top its USL Jägermesiter Cup group with a big win against Union Omaha on Wednesday evening.

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