2012 USL PRO Power Rankings: Week 15

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2012 USL PRO Power Rankings: Week 15
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The Lions of Orlando City continue to dominated the USL PRO Power Rankings for another week after a through cleansing of the Rochester Rhinos at home. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Blues depart the cellar after snapping a five-game losing streak.

Movers and shakers galore—we have it all in Bleacher Report's USL PRO Power Rankings.

1. Orlando City

Adrian Heath's Orlando City ran it up on the Rochester Rhinos, 4-0, at the Florida Citrus Bowl. Rodrigo Lopez, Jerome Mechack, Robert Valentino and Matt Luzunaris all contributed to the shutout.

Up next for the Lions is a match with the Charleston Battery at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, S.C. on July 19. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.

2. Charlotte Eagles

Mark Steffens's Charlotte Eagles remain second in this week's USL PRO Power Rankings after shutting out the Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2-0 at Charlotte Christian Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

Devon Grousis opened the scoring in the 34th minute and super sub Chris Salvaggione doubled the advantage in second-half stoppage time.

The red-hot Eagles return to action on July 21 when they face the ice-cold Wilmington Hammerheads. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET.

3. Charleston Battery

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Michael Anhaeuser's Charleston Battery returned to their winning ways with a 3-1 victory over the Wilmington Hammerheads at Blackbaud Stadium. Navion Boyd (6'), Dane Kelly (60') and Nicki Paterson (65') scored for the Battery.

Up next for Charleston is a match with Orlando City at Blackbaud on July 19. Kickoff for this showdown is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.

4. Richmond Kickers

Leigh Cowlishae's Richmond Kickers stormed to a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at City Stadium in Richmond, Va. William Yomby opened the scoring in the 37th minute and Matthew Delicate converted an 86th-minute penalty. The Kickers were also helped by a Riverhounds own goal before the break.

Richmond continue their season on July 21 when they face the Dayton Dutch Lions at City Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.

5. Harrisburg City Islanders

Bill Becher's Harrisburg City Islanders were consigned to a scoreless draw with the Dayton Dutch Lions at the Skyline Sports Complex in Harrisburg, Pa.

The City Islanders have a couple of matches this week. On July 18, they travel to Bellbrook High School in Bellbrook, Ohio to face the Dayton Dutch Lions. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. On July 20, the City Islanders travel to Chartiers Valley High School in Bridgeville, Pa. to face the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.

6. Wilmington Hammerheads

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David Irving's Wilmington Hammerheads had a terrible week of football. After being held to a scoreless draw against the Rochester Rhinos on July 12 at Legion Stadium in Wilmington, Del., the Hammers dropped a 3-1 result to the Charleston Battery at Blackbaud Stadium on July 14. Andriy Budnyy scored in the 48th minute for the visitors.

Wilmington have a couple of games this weekend. On July 20, they take on the Dayton Dutch Lions at Legion Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. On July 21, they take on the Charlotte Eagles at Charlotte Christian Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.

7. Los Angeles Blues

After making a set of acquisitions this past week, Charlie Naimo's Los Angeles Blues got back on the winning track against Antigua Barracuda FC at the IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

On July 12, a Bryan Burke brace combined with an insurance goal from Brian Farber paced the Blues to a 3-0 victory over Antigua, On July 14, goals from Maxwell Griffin and Matt Fondy were enough for Los Angeles to record a 2-0 shutout win over the Barracudas.

Los Angeles continue their season on July 27 when they face the Rochester Rhinos at Sahleh's Stadium in Rochester, N.Y. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:35 p.m. PT/7:35 p.m. ET. The match is part of three matches in five days for the Blues.

On July 28, LA take on the Harrisburg City Islanders at the Skyline Sports Complex. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET. The Blues end the month of July on Tuesday, July 31 when they take on the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at Chartiers Valley High School. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET.

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8. Dayton Dutch Lions

Ivar van Dinteren's Dayton Dutch Lions were held to a scoreless draw with the Harrisburg City Islanders at the Skyline Sports Complex. They get a chance to get right with three matches in four days. On July 18, they face these same City Islanders at Bellbrook High School. Kickoff is schedule for 7:30 p.m. ET.

July 20 will see the Dutch Lions face the Wilmington Hammerheads at Legion Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. And on July 21, Dayton face the Richmond Kickers at City Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.

9. Rochester Rhinos

Futility, futility, futility. That said it all for Jesse Myers's Rochester Rhinos, who were consigned to a scoreless draw against the Wilmington Hammerheads on July 12 before getting blown apart by Orlando City 4-0 on July 14.

The Rhinos will need to come out ready to win games if they expect to remain in the postseason hunt. Rochester continue their season on July 21 against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Sahlen's Stadium.

10. Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Justin Evans's Pittsburgh Riverhounds dropped a couple of matches. Matt Kassal scored a penalty in the 90th minute of play, but it wasn't enough as the Hounds lost to the Richmond Kickers 3-1 on July 13 at City Stadium. That was followed up by a 2-0 shutout defeat by the Charlotte Eagles on July 14 at Charlotte Christian Stadium.

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Pittsburgh have a couple of matches this weekend. On July 20, they take on the Harrisburg City Islanders at Chartiers Valley High School. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. The Riverhounds travel to Sahlen's Stadium in Rochester to face the Rhinos on July 21. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET.

11. Antigua Barracuda

What a terrible, terrible weekend for Tom Curtis's Antigua Barracuda FC. All they could muster were a couple of shutout defeats to the Los Angeles Blues: 3-0 and 2-0.

Is there anyone, anybody on an island all alone out there in the Caribbean, that can save this team?

Antigua continue their season on the road on July 27 when they face the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at Chartiers Valley High School. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. The Barracudas will then take on the Dayton Dutch Lions at Bellbrook High School on July 29. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.

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