This method of ranking team performance factors in point per game, strength of schedule, and goal difference. This isn't an attempt to predict the final table, but rather a way to measure a team's form.
NYRB II (↑2): Beat Bethlehem and Atlanta, increased their goal differential by nine, and moved within three points of Tampa Bay. A strong week.
Tampa Bay Rowdies (↓1): Drew 1-1 with Pittsburgh to drop out of first place.
Indy Eleven (↓1): After challenging for first place in recent weeks, a shock loss to Hartford moves them to third place.
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (↑2): A draw with first-placed Tampa Bay continued their strong run of form. They've been arguably the hottest team in the East over the past five weeks or so.
Nashville SC (↔): No match this week.
North Carolina FC (↓2): Drop two spots after a shock 1-0 loss to Birmingham.
Ottawa Fury FC (↔): Held to a 1-1 draw at home by Louisville.
Louisville City FC (↔): Went to Ottawa and came away with a point. After a good run of form, they're looking more like the Louisville of 2018.
Charleston Battery (↔): No match this week (their game against Memphis was postponed due to weather).
Saint Louis FC (↔): Barely hanging onto a top 10 spot after a loss to Charlotte. After looking like the class of the conference to start the season, they look like they're in for a fight to win a playoff spot come October.
Charlotte Independence (↑1): They've been on a quiet hot streak recently, getting a strong 2-1 win over Saint Louis. They're currently in 10th place in the table, and look like they could wind up in the playoffs.
Loudoun United FC (↓1): No match this week.
Bethlehem Steel (↔): Dropped a 3-4 loss at home to a red hot New York side.
Memphis 901 FC (↔): Their match against Charleston was postponed due to weather.
Swope Park Rangers (↔): No match this week.
Birmingham Legion FC (↑1): They move up a spot after taking
Atlanta United 2 (↓1): Smashed 8-1 by New York. Only Hartford have conceded more goals.
Hartford Athletic (↔): After a horrific start to the season, they've managed a few decent results. Their 2-1 win over Indy Eleven was their best result so far this year, and arguably the biggest surprise of the year.
Phoenix Rising FC (↔): Weren't quite as explosive as they've been recently, but got a solid win on the road, beating RGV Toros 1-0.
Fresno FC (↑1): Moved into second with a 2-1 win over New Mexico.
Reno 1868 FC (↓1): No match this week.
Sacramento Republic FC (↑1): Got a win over Portland to move up into 5th.
Real Monarchs SLC (↑2): Beat Tacoma 5-0 to jump up two spots.
Portland Timbers 2 (↓2): Drop two spots after a loss to Sacramento.
El Paso Locomotive FC (↓1): No match this week.
New Mexico United (↔): Their decline continues after a loss to Fresno.
Austin Bold FC (↔): Won 3-2 over Orange County.
Las Vegas Lights FC (↔): No match this week.
OKC Energy (↔): No match this week.
San Antonio FC (↔): No match this week.
Orange County SC (↔): Lost on the road to Austin.
Rio Grande Valley FC (↔): Beaten at home by an in-form Phoenix side.
LA Galaxy II (↔): No match this week.
Tulsa Roughnecks FC (↔): Lost 1-0 to Colorado. The bottom three sides are firmly isolated at the bottom.
CS Switchbacks FC (↔): Got a 1-0 win over Tulsa, but they're so far behind that it would take a lot more to move up the rankings.
Tacoma Defiance (↔): Lost 5-0 to Real Monarchs. They're comfortably the worst team in the league.