Not only do the Rochester Rhinos have the best record in USL, but they are also at the top of this week’s USL Power Rankings here on The View From Avalon, part of the FanSided Network. Meanwhile, the LA Galaxy II are also making a move up to, as are the Charleston Battery. A number of teams near the top of last week’s USL Power Rankings dropped down. So let’s take a look at this week’s rankings.
1. Rochester Rhinos
A ninth minute goal from Steeven Dos Santos gave Bob Lilley’s Rochester Rhinos a 1-0 victory over FC Montreal at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester, N.Y. The home stand will continue on Jun. 13 against Louisville CIty. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET.
2. LA Galaxy II
Goals from Daniel Steres (45′) and Raul Mendiola (90′) gave Curt Onalfo’s LA Galaxy II a 2-1 win over the Colorado Springs Switchbacks at StubHub Center’s Track and Field Stadium in Carson, Calif. Los Dos travel to Anteater Stadium in Irvine, Calif. to take on the Orange County Blues on Jun. 6. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET.
3. Charleston Battery
An 18th minute goal from Justin Portillo gave Michael Anhaeuser’s Charleston Battery a 1-0 victory over the Wilmington Hammerheads at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, S.C. Both teams clash again at Legion Stadium in Wilmington, N.C. on Jun. 6. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.
4. Seattle Sounders FC 2
Darwin Jones kept his scoring hotstreak alive with a 31st minute strike as Ezra Hendrickson’s Seattle Sounders FC 2 drew 1-1 with the Orange County Blues at Anteater Stadium. Seattle host the Tulsa Roughnecks on Jun. 5 at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Wash. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. PT, 10:30 p.m. ET.
5. Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
Caleb Clarke (49′) and Brett Levis (76′) powered Alan Koch’s Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 to a 2-0 shutout win over Arizona United at UBC Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver, B.C. A long road trip awaits Vancouver as they have a couple of matches this week. On Jun. 3, they face Real Monarchs SLC at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET. On Jun. 6, they face the Colorado Springs Switchbacks at Sand Creek Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET.
6. Pittsburgh Riverhounds
It was a shootout at Highmark Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pa., but Mark Steffens’s Pittsburgh Riverhounds were able to rally back and defeat the Harrisburg City Islanders, 6-5. Rob Vincent (48′, 90′) and Danny Earls (81′, 90′) scored braces for the Hounds. Other goalscorers included Amara Soumah (52′) and Kevin Kerr (90′), the latter whose goal decided the match very late. Pittsburgh return to action on Jun. 6 against Saint Louis FC at home. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET.