State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference – Round 8

In Control

1. Austin Gilgronis

Next Four: v. HOU, @ SD, @ DAL, @ NOLA

2. San Diego Legion

Next Four: @ UTAH, v. AUS, @ SEA, v. ATL

3. Houston SaberCats

Next Four: @ AUS, v. DAL, @ LA, v. TOR

In The Hunt

4. LA Giltinis

Next Four: v. DAL, v. NY, v. HOU, BYE

5. Seattle Seawolves

Next Four: BYE, @ NY, v. SD, @ UTAH

6. Utah Warriors

Next Four: v. SD, BYE, @ DC, v. SEA

Fading Fast

7. Dallas Jackals

Next Four: @ LA, @ HOU, v. AUS, @ DC

Key Takeaways

  • Seattle loses control of its playoff destiny after dropping their game against LA at home.
  • Utah needs to find the gas pedal. Despite being in striking distance of the playoff positions, they could struggle to leap over the glut of teams above them.
  • Elimination watch is on for Dallas. Round 12 could be the official end for their playoff hopes.
  • Houston will have plenty of opportunities to solidify a playoff spot over the next four weeks, while LA’s schedule will prevent them from building a platform without help. They’ll meet in Round 11.

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