State of the Race: MLR’s Eastern Conference – Round 9

In Control

1. New England Free Jacks

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

2. Rugby ATL

Next Four: @ NOLA, BYE, @ SD, v. LA

3. Rugby New York

Next Four: v. LA, BYE, v. NE, v. NOLA

In The Hunt

4. Toronto Arrows

Next Four: v. DC, v. NOLA, @ HOU, BYE

Fading Fast

5. NOLA Gold

Next Four: v. ATL, @ TOR, v. AUS, v. NY

6. Old Glory DC

Next Four: @ TOR, v. UTAH, v. DAL, BYE

Key Takeaways

  • Whoever decided ATL, New England, and New York all needed round 12 byes was a genius.
  • Toronto wanted to be within reach when their home stint began. Their next three games will have plenty of opportunities to pick up points.
  • NOLA has three games against teams against them over the next four rounds. Its a great chance to claw back into the chase, but there’s a reason why the Gold are still underground.
  • New Old Glory coach Nate Osborne has a sneaky good run of fixtures. Find a win and a couple bonus points and he’ll start looking like the front runner for the permanent job.

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