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USL League One Power Rankings - June 13

By ETHAN TRIEBSCH -, 06/13/24, 5:30PM EDT


'Mingos remain atop Power Rankings after stretching winning streak to six

We're only one match away from the midway point of group play in the inaugural USL Jägermeister Cup. In the Prinx Tires USL League One Power Rankings, we take a look at how each team is progressing as the season unfolds.

Has Madison's ascent or Lexington's decline been more surprising? Who will be the last remaining unbeaten team in USL Jägermeister Cup play? Tell us why your club should rank higher and keep the conversation going on Twitter at @USLLeagueOne.

On The Move






1 Forward Madison FC
LEAGUE: (4-0-3)
CUP: (3-1-0)
Round 4: W @ CHA

Last Week: 1
Average Ranking: 5
Madison have continued to defy expectations and are riding a club-record six-match winning streak across all competitions. Next up: a national television debut for the ‘Mingos on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN 2.
2 Greenville Triumph SC
LEAGUE: (5-3-1)
CUP: (2-0-2)
Round 4: W @ TRM
Last Week: 3
Average Ranking: 3
Triumph SC recorded its fourth consecutive victory against Peach States Derby rival South Georgia last week, and aside from that anomalous loss to Chattanooga on June 2 and a one-goal loss to first-place Madison on May 4, Greenville have gone unbeaten in six of its last eight matches.
3 Union Omaha
LEAGUE: (5-1-1)
CUP: (0-1-2)
Week 10: W @ CHA
Last Week: 2
Average Ranking: 2
The Owls picked up their first win since May 17 last Wednesday, downing Chattanooga in blowout fashion. Omaha will host Spokane for the first time on Thursday evening as it aims to construct a multi-match winning streak for only the second time this season.
4 Charlotte Independence
LEAGUE: (3-2-2)
CUP: (1-1-2)
Round 4: W @ RIC

Last Week: 4
Average Ranking: 5
Juan Carlos Obregón, Jr. is shaping up to be one of the finest offseason additions, as the Honduran bagged his ninth goal of the season in a 1-0 victory at Richmond.
5 One Knoxville SC
LEAGUE: (4-2-1)
CUP: (2-2-0)
Round 4: W v LEX
Last Week: 6
Average Ranking: 4
Knoxville have continued to assert its dominance against Barrel Brawl rival Lexington, handing LSC its first USL Jägermeister Cup loss and remaining undefeated against the second-year side.
6 Spokane Velocity FC
LEAGUE: (3-3-1)
CUP: (1-0-2)
Round 3: T (L,PK) v GVL
Last Week: 5
Average Ranking: 7
After nearly grabbing a result in its first meeting with Omaha back in May, Spokane will visit the home of the Players’ Shield holders in a consequential West Group clash on Thursday evening.
7 South Georgia Tormenta FC
LEAGUE: (3-4-2)
CUP: (0-3-1)
Round 4: L v GVL

Last Week: 7
Average Ranking: 8
After dropping a tough contest against rivals Greenville on Sunday, the Ibises will return to national television with a chance to extend their winning streak to three at Breese Stevens Field against a red-hot Madison side.
8 Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC
LEAGUE: (1-2-2)
CUP: (2-0-2)
Round 4: W v CV
Last Week: 9
Average Ranking: 8
A late thriller in Windsor last Saturday ended with Northern Colorado defeating Ice and Fire Cup rival Central Valley by a final tally of 4-3, extending its unbeaten streak to six to remain atop the West Group.
9 Richmond Kickers
LEAGUE: (2-4-2)
CUP: (1-2-1)
Round 4: L v CLT
Last Week: 8
Average Ranking: 9
The League One G.O.A.T. is finally back, but Emiliano Terzaghi will need help from the rest of the Kickers in order to position Richmond for success for the remainder of the season.
10 Chattanooga Red Wolves SC
LEAGUE: (2-2-1)
CUP: (1-3-0)
Round 4: L v MAD

Last Week: 11
Average Ranking: 10
If not for a sensational goal from Madison’s Juan Galindrez - Chattanooga’s all-time leading scorer - the Red Wolves may have been able to snag a point or two against the ‘Mingos. Instead, the result is a fourth loss across five previous matches.
11 Lexington SC
LEAGUE: (1-4-2)
CUP: (2-1-1)
Round 4: L @ KNX

Last Week: 11
Average Ranking: 7
Lexington’s rough campaign continued with a loss against Barrel Brawl rival Knoxville on Saturday. Still, Lexington is certainly still in contention to challenge for the top of a competition Central Group.
12 Central Valley Fuego FC
LEAGUE: (1-6-0)
CUP: (0-1-3)
Round 4: L @ NCO

Last Week: 12
Average Ranking: 11
Coming out on the wrong end of an entertaining match against rival Northern Colorado, Fuego FC’s unbeaten streak has stretched to 10 - only four matches shy of tying a club record set last season.

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