Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Lower Division Power Rankings - June 26

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Carolina and Tampa Bay were the only teams in the top six from last week to register victories, but still remain second and third behind Orlando City, which has now been idle in league play for two weeks. A few teams from the bottom are trying to push their way up the list, but the upper half will be tough to surpass.

This Week (Last Week) Club (League) :: W-L-D :: Notes

1 (1) Orlando City (USL Pro) :: 10-1-2 :: Idle in league play, but played to a 4-3 loss in an international friendly against Fluminense.

2 (2) Carolina RailHawks (NASL) :: 5-1-4 :: Rallied from two down at home to defeat Minnesota 3-2, moving back atop the league table.

3 (3) Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL) :: 4-4-3 :: Used a pair of penalties on the road to hand division-leading Atlanta a 2-1 loss

4 (6) Richmond Kickers (USL Pro) :: 7-0-5 :: A second half equalizer gave the Kickers a 1-1 draw at home against the Whitecaps Reserves.

5 (4) Harrisburg City Islanders (USL Pro) :: 9-4-1 :: Started the week off with an exhibition loss against affiliate Philadelphia Union of MLS Tuesday, but perhaps it took a little much out of them as they saw a two goal lead go for naught in a 4-3 loss at home to Pittsburgh.

6 (7) Charlotte Eagles (USL Pro) :: 5-2-6 :: Edged visiting Tampa Bay 1-0 on Friday and played to a scoreless stalemate the following night in Wilmington.

7 (8) Dayton Dutch Lions (USL Pro) :: 6-2-4 :: On the road out west, Dayton played to a scoreless draw in Phoenix Friday and then posted a 1-0 win against Los Angeles courtesy of a 90th minute tally Sunday.

8 (5) Charleston Battery (USL Pro) :: 7-3-5 :: Played to a scoreless draw with visiting Tampa Bay, who played the night before in Charlotte.

9 (9) Minnesota United (NASL) :: 4-4-2 :: Despite having a two goal lead, the club fell on the road 3-2 to Carolina.

10 (11) Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL) :: 5-3-2 :: Were unable to rally back from a two-goal hole created by a pair of penalties, falling 2-1 at home to Tampa Bay and giving up the top spot in the table.

11 (14) San Antonio Scorpions (NASL) :: 4-4-2 :: Grabbed a 2-1 win over Edmonton with a stoppage time winner.

12 (10) FC Edmonton (NASL) :: 2-4-5 :: Gave up a stoppage time winner on the road in a 2-1 loss to San Antonio.

13 (18) Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL Pro) :: 5-4-6 :: The Hounds made an amazing comeback, scoring four straight after trailing by two in a 4-3 road win at Harrisburg. They then drubbed Antigua 4-1.

14 (13) Wilmington Hammerheads (USL Pro) :: 4-8-2 :: Played to a scoreless draw at home against Charlotte, who had played the night before.

15 (12) LA Blues (USL Pro) :: 5-6-5 :: Fell in the 90th minute 1-0 to visiting Dayton, who had played two nights before in Phoenix.

16 (15) Rochester Rhinos (USL Pro) :: 3-7-5 :: Nearly became the first team to give up points to Antigua, but rallied with a pair of goals in the final 13 minutes to win 2-1.

17 (17) Fort Lauderdale Strikers (NASL) :: 2-6-2 :: Idle from league play, the Strikers fell 4-0 to Cruzeiro in an international friendly.

18 (16) VSI Tampa Bay (USL Pro) :: 7-6-2 :: The trip to the Carolinas came up nearly empty as they fell 1-0 in Charlotte Friday and finished in a scoreless draw at Charleston.

19 (19) Phoenix FC (USL Pro) :: 2-9-5 :: Played to a scoreless tie at home against Dayton.

20 (20) Antigua Barracuda (USL Pro) :: 0-15-0 :: Nearly got their first points of the season in Rochester, but gave up two late goals in a 2-1 loss, and then fell 4-1 in Pittsburgh.

Note: The LD Power Rankings are based on past results are not a projection of the future.

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