Top 10 Power Rankings

MLS NEXT Pro Top 10 Power Rankings: Matchday 11


A total of nine MLS NEXT Pro clubs ended Matchday 11 in new places among the league’s Power Rankings. 

Colorado Rapids 2 and Crown Legacy FC remained atop the Top 10, but spots No. 3 - 10 all featured moving and shaking following recent league results. Houston Dynamo 2 entered the Top 10 for the first time this season while Tacoma Defiance dropped out completely. 

Austin FC II retained the No. 3 spot after holding it for so long earlier this season.

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

Orlando City B suffered one of its disappointing results of 2023, falling 3-0 at TFC II on Matchday 11. The road result was also costly in the MLS NEXT Pro Power Rankings as Martin Perelman’s squad dropped from No. 7 to No. 10. 

Last Match: 3-0 loss at TFC II
Next Match: vs. FC Cincinnati 2 on Sunday, June 11

For the first time in 2023, Houston Dynamo 2 have entered the MLS NEXT Pro Top 10 Power Rankings. Back-to-back victories for Kenny Bundy’s squad have continued a recent four-match unbeaten run. Diego Gonzalez has been key during that stretch, scoring in each of his last four appearances. 

Last Match: 2-0 win at LAFC2
Next Match: at MNUFC2 on Sunday, June 11

NYCFC II’s winning run has not only boosted them up the Power Rankings, but has also helped Matt Pilkington’s squad inch up the Eastern Conference. A 4-3 comeback road victory over Huntsville City FC featured two goals from Matthew Myers, as well as a third goal of 2023 for Jonathan Jimenez. NYCFC II is certainly finding its groove with three-straight victories under its belt. 

Last Match: 4-3 win at Huntsville City FC
Next Match: vs. New York Red Bulls II on Sunday, June 11

Defending MLS NEXT Pro champions Columbus Crew 2 have continued to slip in recent weeks which has led them to fall to No. 7 in our Power Rankings. A 4-2 loss to Chicago Fire II was the third-in-a-row for Laurent Courtois’ men, who suffered the unwanted statline for the first time in club history. Crew 2 have what it takes to turn things around, but it all starts on Matchday 12 vs. Crown Legacy FC.

Last Match: 4-2 loss vs. Chicago Fire II
Next Match: vs. Crown Legacy FC on Sunday, June 11

Another Eastern Conference club on the way up was New York Red Bulls II after a convincing 4-1 home victory over New England Revolution II. 19-year-old Ibrahim Kasule has netted three goals during their positive run of form, while Oladayo Thomas has also found the back of the net three times this season. A rivalry showdown with NYCFC II is on the cards for Matchday 12.

Last Match: 4-1 win vs. New England Revolution II
Next Match: at NYCFC II on Sunday, June 11

Whitecaps FC 2 also jumped back up into the Top Five after moving behind Colorado Rapids 2 for the No. 1 spot in the Western Conference. Ricardo Clark’s men are riding a four-match unbeaten run, which recently included a 5-4 shootout win over Sporting KC II. Levonte Johnson’s five goals have been a positive spark for Whitecaps FC 2 this season.

Last Match: 1-1, SOW vs. Sporting KC II
Next Match: at Austin FC II on Friday, June 9

New England Revolution II remains one of the top challengers in the Eastern Conference, but a 4-1 road loss to New York Red Bulls II dropped Clint Peay’s squad to No. 4 in the Power Rankings. A four-match winning streak was snapped in the process as Revs II conceded four goals for the first time since May 6. Back-to-back home matches against Chicago Fire II and NYCFC II could pose good opportunities for Revs II to bounce back 

Last Match: 4-1 loss at New York Red Bulls II
Next Match: vs. Chicago Fire II on Sunday, June 11

Austin FC II got back to winning ways on Matchday 11 with David Rodriguez and Valentin Noel leading the way in a 3-0 triumph over Real Monarchs. Brett Uttley’s squad continued to be the most impressive team on home soil, leading the league with 17 points earned at Parmer Field to date. A head-to-head showdown with second place Whitecaps FC 2 could prove crucial on whether Austin FC II can start a new unbeaten run.

Last Match: 3-0 win vs. Real Monarchs
Next Match: vs. Whitecaps FC 2 on Friday, June 9

Crown Legacy FC enjoyed a bye week on Matchday 11, retaining their place as No. 2 in the process. Iuri Tavares recently was named MLS NEXT Pro Player of the Month for May after scoring three goals for the expansion side. Now Crown Legacy FC prepares for a Matchday 12 trip to Columbus Crew 2 on Sunday, seeking to sweep the regular season series against the reigning champions.

Last Match: Bye Week
Next Match: at Columbus Crew 2 on Sunday, June 11

Colorado Rapids 2’s latest comeback performance helped Erik Bushey’s squad make history after becoming the first MLS NEXT Pro club to hold an 11-match unbeaten run.

Two late goals from Yosuke Hanya and Daouda Amadou helped Rapids fight back against Earthquakes II before earning a 4-2 shootout result. Rapids 2 continues to lead the league with 29 points, 29 goals scored, and a +17 goal differential. Hanya’s eight goals have him leading the Golden Boot race as well.

Last Match: 2-2, SOW vs. Earthquakes II
Next Match: at LAFC2 on Sunday, June 11