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power rankings: NPSL southeast, week 7

In a week where Georgia Storm and Appalachian FC had a golden opportunity to make up some ground on first-place Georgia Revolution, their respective weekend performances were a bit underwhelming. With this in mind, the Revs are almost surely headed for a regular-season title. The biggest race to keep an aye on here is the […]

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FIFA for change, for a change

We’ve seen FIFA used in a lot of ways over the past year and a half in lower-league soccer. If we’re being honest, most of us would say that many such FIFA events quickly became stale (with one or two major exceptions). In the midst of that environment, New York International FC did what they […]

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power rankings: WPSL southeast, week 4

It’s time for some WoSo in our weekly power rankings, and for that, we’re adding the Southeast Conference of the WPSL! Six clubs from three deep southern states make up the Southeast, and it’s mostly made up of returnees from two summers ago. As you can see from our preseason power rankings in January 2020, […]

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power rankings: USL2 south atlantic, week 6

It’s a brand-new addition to the smallworld power rankings lineup: the South Atlantic Division of USL League Two! One of the most intriguing conferences in lower-league soccer, this division stretches from Tennessee to Virginia by way of Charleston, WV and the Raleigh triangle. It’s home to some of the best summer soccer on the east […]

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power rankings: NPSL southeast, week 6

We may not have quite as dominant a frontrunner as we once thought. In a battle of two top-class Georgia sides, power rankings leaders Georgia Revolution weren’t able to fully shake off the challenge of second-place Georgia Storm, only managing a draw at home. Meanwhile, a particularly Squatchy club got their first-ever win, so there’s […]

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match review: weeknight in western NC

Recently dubbed the “maskiest mask place ever” by a fond visitor, Asheville, NC is one of North Carolina’s better-kept secrets. That goes for its fun vibe, beautiful mountain backdrop, and underrated downtown, of course, but it also applies to its soccer scene. Nowhere is this more evident than at an Asheville City SC home match, […]

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power rankings: NPSL southeast, week 5

It’s a fresh new league to cover in power rankings! The NPSL kicked off last month in a new-look Southeast Division, and it figures to be some of the more exciting action in lower-league soccer this summer. The Piedmont Cup, contested between the top three Georgia clubs, is a fan-created competition within the competition to […]

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power rankings: UPSL mid-south, week 10

A pair of 1-0 decisions on Friday night highlighted this final weekend of the Mid-South regular season, and we now have our champion in place. That champion is newcomer Bowling Green FC, and they were able to (essentially) clinch the regular-season title in front of their home fans at the Pit on Friday evening. Let’s […]

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power rankings: UPSL georgia, week 12

It’s been a long and wild season in Georgia, but we’ve finally got everything sorted and we know what we’re looking at for the playoffs. We also know who’s been relegated to Division 1 for next year, and this summer we’ll find out who replaces them. Here’s a look at the power rankings, which are […]

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smallworld storytime: first flight league

These guys are quietly providing a pretty impressive product on the field. Many outside of North Carolina won’t have heard of the First Flight League (which is a dope name btw), but that shouldn’t stop you from getting to know it. It’s got a lot of quality soccer to offer and fills an important niche […]