There’s a new leader at the top of the board of the National Premier Soccer League power rankings.

Laredo Heat SC (9-0-0, 27 points), which competes in the Lone Star Conference has been ranked No. 1 of the 98 teams in the league.

The South Region leader is one of three NPSL clubs that have accrued three points in every match this season.

FC Motown (8-0-0, 24) remained in second place while Cosmos B (9-0-0, 27) dropped from the top spot to the third spot.

Laredo assumed the No. 1 ranking due to a greater goal differential — plus 32. The side has scored 36 goals and conceded only four times.

FC Motown, which plays oin the Keystone Conference, has a plus 29 (32 goals for, three against).

Cosmos B, which calls the North Atlantic Conference home, is at plus 28 (36 goals for, 8 against).

All three teams will complete their regular season this week.

Laredo, which blanked Katy 1895 FC, 6-0, Saturday, plays the Fort Worth Vaqueros at the Texas A&M International University Soccer Complex Tuesday at 8:15 p.m.

FC Motown, which bested Hershey FC Saturday, visits the Electric City Shock at Scranton University in Scranton, Pa. Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. before hosting the West Chester United SC at Drew University in Madison, N.J. Saturday at 6 p.m.

Cosmos B, which edged Hartford City FC Saturday, will welcome Kingston Stockade FC to Commisso Stadium in Manhattan Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at