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power rankings: USL2 south atlantic, week 8

Another week in the South Atlantic has passed by! Let’s see where it leaves us in a fascinating battle for supremacy and a national playoff place. the rankings NC Fusion U23, +0 from last week (W 4-1 over Wake). Another quality win for Fusion, who took the opportunity to distance themselves a bit from a […]

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power rankings: USL2 south atlantic, week 7

Well, things got awfully interesting in the midweek and made week 7 a fascinating one. In a division where only first place is guaranteed a spot in the national playoffs, the battle for top dog is being tightly contested. Let’s see how things are situated throughout the table with our rankings. the rankings NC Fusion […]

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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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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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now featuring: keeping up with the christos

A few years back, they were the darlings of lower-league American soccer and the public representation of our corner of the game on a national scale. Now, Christos FC of Baltimore, MD is a member of two separate (and competing) national leagues and gunning for continued growth. In a Philadelphia Lone Star-esque move, Christos has […]

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power rankings: NPSL and USL2 expansion

Okie dokie, so it feels like it’s time to try and make sense of all the clubs that have been announced in this quasi-4th tier between NPSL and USL League Two. There’s a lot of variety here, and for that reason, it’s hard to know whether to be excited or bored by the crop that’s […]

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Weirdness of the Week

As it turns out, when soccer lunatics like myself don’t have any more soccer in their lives, we become just lunatics. Instead of adding to the lunacy across American soccer Twitter, I decided I’d just report it as a neutral party. Without further ado, here are a few of the most bizarre things I’ve seen […]

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SmallScale Arguments – Ranking ALL the Newbies

This is what happens when you try to make any sort of list with the UPSL. I wanted to do something similar to my USL2 and NPSL expansion lists, ranking each expansion team in said league for the 2020 season and explaining my excitement, or lack thereof (looking at you, Valeo), for their entrance onto […]

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Power Rankings, USL2 Deep South Division – Way Too Soon Edition

A warm welcome to you into a new series coming to SmallWorld this summer. I’m calling it Power Rankings, because cREaTiVitY. Each week during the summer soccer season, I’ll release a Power Rankings post that uses match results and my own opinion to determine the best teams in a particular division. In the meantime before […]

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SmallScale Arguments – Ranking USL League Two’s Newbies

After our NPSL version of this post blew up for SmallWorld standards, I thought it would be great to do another edition with a different league. USL League Two has seven announced clubs so far, and SmallWorld is adding First State FC Midnight Riders to the fray, even though they’re an NPSL team. They were […]