Top 10 Power Rankings

MLS NEXT Pro Power Rankings: Matchweek 10


Philadelphia Union II and Chattanooga FC are leading the pack in MLS NEXT Pro following Matchweek 10 action.

Both Union II and CFC are the only clubs to register 20 points so far this spring, setting the standard for what should be a thrilling summer. North Texas SC has continued to climb its way up the Western Conference standings, drawing level with Ventura County FC on 19 points apiece.

FC Cincinnati 2 continues to ride a strong run of form in the East while New York Red Bulls II and Columbus Crew 2 are closely behind.

Here is a closer look at MLS NEXT Pro's Top 10 Power Rankings following Matchweek 10:

10.) Columbus Crew 2

Columbus Crew 2 earned their first home regulation win since April 9, jumping back into the mix in the Eastern Conference.

A 4-3 home victory against Orlando City B last week featured goals from three different players, including 2023 star Gibran Rayo. Jayden Da and Chase Adams also found the back of the net while Stanislav Lapkes made six saves in between the posts.

Crew 2 had a bye over the weekend slate and next travels to Chicago Fire II and Philadelphia Union II respectively.

Last Match: 4-3 win vs. Orlando City B
Next Match: at Chicago Fire II on Friday, May 24.

9.) New York Red Bulls II

Back-to-back league defeats have dropped New York Red Bulls II in this week's Power Rankings.

A 4-1 home loss to FC Cincinnati 2 has Red Bulls II on the verge of exiting the Top 10 altogether. Ibrahim Kasule scoring for the third-straight match was the lone bright spot for Red Bulls II, who has two rivalry matches coming up against Philadelphia Union II and NYCFC II respectively.

Last Match: 4-1 loss vs. FC Cincinnati 2
Next Match: vs. Philadelphia Union II on Sunday, May 26

8.) Sporting KC II

Sporting KC II left Parmer Field with one point on Friday after pushing the defending league champions to the brink.

SKC II was pegged back twice in an eventual 5-4 shootout loss to Austin FC II, despite the clubs finishing 2-2 after 90 minutes. Maouloune Goumballe and Ethan Bryant both celebrated goalscoring performances, but defensively Feilhaber will be disappointed with the lack of ability to finish the match out.

Up next is a bye week before opening June's schedule with a trip to MNUFC2.

Last Match: 2-2, SOL at Austin FC II
Next Match: Off Week

7.) St. Louis CITY2

Bobby Murphy's St. Louis CITY2 squad enjoyed a bye week this weekend.

CITY2 haven't lost in regulation since opening weekend and overall have won their last four matches. Their seven goals conceded are tied for the fewest in MLS NEXT Pro while six different players have found the scoresheet this season.

A midweek trip to Houston Dynamo 2 comes on Wednesday before a home match against The Town FC on Sunday.

Last Match: Off Week
Next Match: at Houston Dynamo 2 on Wednesday, May 22

6.) North Texas SC

It was also a bounce-back weekend for North Texas SC, who picked up three points at Choctaw Stadium.

A 2-1 triumph over Timbers2 featured first-half goals from Diego Garcia and Pedro Fonseca, as well as a five-save performance from Michael Collodi. NTX remains one of the best defensive teams in MLS NEXT Pro this season, sitting level with St. Louis CITY2 on seven goals conceded apiece.

Last Match: 2-1 win vs. Timbers2
Next Match: vs. Real Monarchs on Friday, May 24

5.) FC Cincinnati 2

The good times continued for FC Cincinnati 2 during Matchweek 10's slate.

FCC2 rolled past New York Red Bulls II by a 4-1 scoreline at MSU Soccer Park. 17-year-old Stefan Chirila registered two goals and one assist to earn the MLS NEXT Pro Rising Star of the Matchweek honors. Chirila has scored in three consecutive matches, which has helped FCC2 extend their winning streak to five matches in league play.

A home match against Inter Miami II on Sunday will be one that FCC2 expects to win.

Last Match: 4-1 win at New York Red Bulls II
Next Match: vs. Inter Miami II on Sunday, May 26

4.) LAFC2

LAFC2 failed to pick up three points on Sunday but did walk away with one for their efforts.

A 6-5 shootout loss to The Town FC saw LAFC2 register their first clean sheet since April 28 and only their second all season. David Ochoa made three saves in the performance, but LAFC2 will be disappointed at not finding the back of the net.

Last Match: 0-0, SOL at The Town FC
Next Match: at Austin FC on Friday, May 24

3.) Ventura County FC

Matchweek 10 saw a return to winning ways for Ventura County FC.

VCFC blanked Real Monarchs by a 2-0 scoreline, using a pair of own goals to claim three points. Defensively, VCFC did well to earn their first shutout of the season as goalkeeper Brady Scott registered a four-save clean sheet.

A trip to Whitecaps FC 2 this weekend should provide VCFC with another chance to stay atop the West table.

Last Match: 2-0 win vs. Real Monarchs
Next Match: at Whitecaps FC 2 on Sunday, May 26

2.) Chattanooga FC

Matchweek 10 featured a setback result for Chattanooga FC.

A 4-1 hammering at the hands of Crown Legacy FC bumped CFC to second in the East standings. It marked the largest margin of defeat for the MLS NEXT Pro new boys this spring, a trend that Rod Underwood will hope doesn't stick around as the schedule pushes forward.

Luckily for CFC, they return home for their next two matches against ATL UTD 2 and New England Revolution II respectively.

Last Match: 4-1 loss at Crown Legacy FC
Next Match: vs. ATL UTD 2 on Saturday, May 25

1.) Philadelphia Union II

Philadelphia Union II has caught up to Chattanooga FC in the Eastern Conference standings after making it back-to-back wins in league play.

A 3-1 road victory over New England Revolution II featured a brace from Chris Donovan and a solo goal from Olwethu Makhanya. Marlon LeBlanc is receiving contributions all over the field, which has helped Union II remain the only Eastern Conference club with just one regulation defeat this season.

Last Match: 3-1 win at New England Revolution II
Next Match: at New York Red Bulls II on Sunday, May 26