Welcome back to our weekly Eastern Conference Power Rankings! As we head into summer, let's see how the East stands at the moment. These rankings are accurate through Sunday's Orlando City B v Louisville City match.
Important to note on the rankings: 1100 is considered an average club, with tiebreakers going to the club that has played more matches.
1 (Last Week- 1). Louisville City (1147)
Last Week: Won 4-3 vs Orlando City B on Sunday
This Week: vs Wilmington (Saturday)
Having won four of their last five, Louisville returns home as the team to beat in the East.
2 (2). New York Red Bulls II (1131)
Last Week: Won 1-0 vs Bethlehem on Sunday
This Week: vs Harrisburg (Thursday)
NYRBII has posted three straight shutouts, and are looking to extend that streak this weekend.
3 (2). FC Cincinnati (1124)
Last Week: Draw 1-1 vs Richmond on Saturday
This Week: vs FC Montreal (Saturday)
Only one match this season saw FC Cincinnati fail to find the back of the net.
4 (6). Rochester (1118)
Last Week: Won 2-0 vs FC Montreal on Saturday
This Week: @ Toronto FC II (Saturday)
A goal from Christian Volesky once again dooms FC Montreal and sends Rochester into the top four.
5 (5). Charleston (1116)
Last Week: Won 2-1 vs Pittsburgh on Saturday
This Week: vs Orlando City B (Saturday)
A road win returns the Battery to form ahead of their match against Orlando City B at MUSC Health Stadium.
6 (4). Charlotte (1113)
Last Week: Draw 2-2 vs Toronto FC II on Saturday
This Week: vs Bethlehem (Friday)
A rain-shortened draw against Toronto FC II sees the Independence take the biggest fall of the week.
7 (8). Wilmington (1104)
Last Week: Won 3-2 vs Harrisburg on Friday
This Week: @ Louisville City (Saturday)
For a second consecutive week, Wilmington moves up the rankings, finally breaking into the top half after an impressive win against Harrisburg.
8 (7). Richmond (1102)
Last Week: Draw 1-1 vs FC Cincinnati on Saturday
This Week: vs Pittsburgh (Saturday)
A goal at the death sees the Kickers take a point from their clash with FC Cincinnati.
9 (10). Harrisburg (1089)
Last Week: Lost 3-2 vs Wilmington on Friday
This Week: @ New York Red Bulls (Thursday)
The City Islanders have now lost two games in a row and face a tough match versus top two club, New York Red Bulls II on Thursday.
10 (9). Bethlehem (1088)
Last Week: Lost 1-0 vs New York Red Bulls II
This Week: @ Charlotte (Friday)
A loss to NYRBII means that Bethlehem have only one win their last five games. Now they make a trip to face the both North Carolina sides over the next week.
11 (11). Orlando City B (1084)
Last Week: Lost 4-3 vs Louisville City on Sunday
This Week: @ Charleston (Saturday)
In what seemed like the upset of the weekend, Orlando City was a man up with a two goal lead. Alas, Louisville rallied back to defeat the home side 4-3. A quick match in Charleston interrupts a recent home stand for the Baby Lions.
12 (12). Pittsburgh (1075)
Last Week: Lost 2-1 vs Charleston on Saturday
This Week: @ Richmond (Saturday)
Having been outscored 8-4 in their last five matches, the Riverhounds will continue to look for the first win of the Brandt era this Saturday in Richmond.
13 (13). Toronto FC II (1069)
Last Week: Draw 2-2 vs Charlotte on Saturday
This Week: vs Rochester (Saturday)
A draw prematurely ended by weather saw TFCII gain their first points in five matches.
14 (14). FC Montreal (1057)
Last Week: Lost 2-0 vs Rochester on Saturday
This Week: @ FC Cincinnati (Saturday)
After a win two weeks ago, FC Montreal were handed another loss at home.
Louisville and New York Red Bulls II have established themselves as the top two in the East, with both teams getting solid road wins last week.
Rochester makes the week's biggest jump, moving into the top four as Charlotte drops down to sixth.
Wilmington keeps climbing the rankings list. Just two weeks ago, the Hammerheads sat in tenth place, and now they are inside the top half of the rankings. A match against rankings leader Louisville will be Wilmington's toughest match of the season.
The bottom four remains unchanged from last week. Can any club break free of this lowly position?
What are your thoughts on the rankings? Which clubs can challenge at the top? Let us know in the comments below!