2015 USL Power Rankings: Week 7

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May 2, 2015; Carson, CA, USA; Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Stefan Ishizaki (24) moves the ball defended by Colorado Rapids midfielder Dillon Serna (17) during the second half at StubHub Center. The game ended in a draw with a final score of 1-1. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

In this week’s USL Power Rankings, the Rochester Rhinos, the best team in the United Soccer League, is at the top of the USL Power Rankings after a victory over the worst team in the league in FC Montreal. Meanwhile, the LA Galaxy II are clearly making their move, now with three wins on the trot, while Seattle are also bouncing back in a big way. This is the USL Power Rankings on The View From Avalon and it starts…now.

1. Rochester Rhinos

A brace from Christian Volesky in the 57th and 64th minutes gave Bob Lilley’s Rochester Rhinos a 2-1 victory over FC Montreal at Stade Saputo in Montreal, Que. The Rhinos will look to keep the momentume going on May 9 against Toronto FC II at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester, N.Y. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET.

2. Seattle Sounders FC 2

At Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Wash., Sam Garza (66′) and Pablo Rossi (83′) powered Ezra Hendrickson’s Seattle Sounders FC 2 to a 2-1 win over the Orange County Blues. Seattle are back in action on May 9 against Sacramento Republic FC at Bonney Field in Sacramento, Calif. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET.

3. LA Galaxy II

Goals from Travis Bowen (32′) and Ariel Lassiter (88′) gave Curt Onalfo’s LA Galaxy II their third straight win on the season, a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 at StubHub Center’s Track and Field Stadium in Carson, Calif. Los Dos continue their season on May 9 against the Oklahoma City Energy at Taft Stadium in Oklahoma City, Okla. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.

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4. Richmond Kickers

In a high-scoring affair at City Stadium in Richmond, Va., Brian Ownby (32′) and Matthew Delicate (79′) gave Leigh Cowlishaw’s Richmond Kickers a 2-2 draw with the Charleston Battery. The Kickers return to action on May 8 against the Charleston Independence at Eagle Field in Charlotte, N.C. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.

5. Charleston Battery

Goals from Zach Prince (48′) and Ricky Garbanzo (49′) were enough to give Michael Anhaueser’s Charleston Battery a 2-2 draw with the Richmond Kickers at City Stadium. Up next for the Battery is a match against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.

6. Orange County Blues

On Friday, the Orange County Blues fell 2-1 to the Seattle Sounders FC 2 at Starfire Sports Complex. Chris Ramirez scored in the 23rd minute for the Blues. On Sunday at Merlo Field in Portland, Ore., goals from Didier Crettenand (27′) and Denzel Slager (34′) gave the Blues a 2-0 win over Portland Timbers 2. Up next for Orange County is a match with the Colorado Springs Switchbacks at Anteater Stadium in Irvine, Calif. on May 13. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET.

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