State of the Race: MLR Eastern Conference – Round 3

In Control

1. New England Free Jacks

Next Four: @LA, @NY, vTOR, @AUS

2. Rugby New York

Next Four: vDAL, @NE, @SD, vNOLA

3. Rugby ATL

Next Four: BYE, vHOU, vAUS, @DC

In The Hunt

4. Toronto Arrows

Next Four: @DC, BYE, @NE, @UTAH

5. NOLA Gold

Next Four: BYE, @SEA, @DAL, vNY

6. Old Glory DC

Next Four: vTOR, @SD, BYE, vATL

Key Takeaways

  • NE, NY, and ATL have quickly created separation. NY and NE are a full 5 clear of the field below them, and both have a game in hand over everyone currently outside the playoff picture.
  • NOLA needs to figure something out over their bye. Traveling to Seattle and Dallas before hosting New York could be the three game sequence that ends their season before it really starts.
  • Toronto did well to grab a win in New Orleans, but both they and Old Glory will see their clash this weekend as a must win. A loss would put Toronto in a very tough spot. For DC, a potential loss followed by games at San Diego and versus Atlanta on either side of a bye could have us focusing on when they’ll be officially eliminated instead of their path to the playoffs.

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