3 Things: MLR Round 15

Houston Looks Set for Final Playoff Spot Austin and New England are in. LA and New York are well on their way. ATL is struggling at the wrong time, but the gap between them and Toronto likely sees them through. It's time to view Houston as the clear leaders to round out the playoff field. … Continue reading 3 Things: MLR Round 15

Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 15

A 4-2 week pushes us up to 57-24 on the year. With multiple playoff spots on the line, we've entered the back of the season. Quick picks are in bold. Bye(s): Austin Gilgronis New England Free Jacks v. Rugby ATL Toronto Arrows v. Dallas Jackals Houston SaberCats v. Utah Warriors NOLA Gold v. Old Glory … Continue reading Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 15

Today’s Results Are Unlikely to Alter the Trade Market

The MLR Trade and Signing Deadline is just a day away. Today’s action is unlikely to dramatically impact any moves. Entering this weekend, teams seemed focused on shoring up the edges and complying with salary cap rules. Only the Jackals seemed focused on bringing in new players, and that’s driven by a need to fulfill … Continue reading Today’s Results Are Unlikely to Alter the Trade Market

Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 14

A 4-1 week pushes us up to 53-22 on the year. Its a full six game slate as we enter the final round before the Trade and Signing Deadline. Bye(s): NOLA Gold New England Free Jacks v. Old Glory DC New England keeps pushing the winning streak. A bye week to further develop Nate Osborne's … Continue reading Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 14

Power Rankings: MLR Round 13

1. New England Free Jacks (1) 8 wins in a row. Their biggest rival could be complacency. ( Ex: NOLA @ LA 2021) 2. Austin Gilgronis (2) A wild playoff could be fun. An Austin-New England Final could be much more fun. 3. LA Giltinis (4) At this point, they could have a prop play … Continue reading Power Rankings: MLR Round 13

State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference – Round 13

https://twitter.com/usmlr/status/1521173694915047424 In Control 1. Austin Gilgronis Next Four: @ LA, BYE, @ UTAH, v. SD 2. LA Giltinis Next Four: v. AUS, @ SD, @ DAL, @ UTAH 3. Houston SaberCats Next Four: @ SD, v. UTAH, @ DC, @ SEA In The Hunt 4. San Diego Legion Next Four: v. HOU, v. LA, @ … Continue reading State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference – Round 13

3 Things: MLR Round 13

In LA, Everyone Plays 10 Luke Carty? Still hurt. Matt Giteau? Injured... or missing... no one seems to know. Orene AI'i? Suspended. Luke Burton? Somehow on the bench despite Super Rugby experience at flyhalf. Enter Harrison Goddard. Goddard is one of the top 9s in Major League Rugby and entered LA's game with a 9 … Continue reading 3 Things: MLR Round 13

Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 13

A 5-1 week pushes us up to 48-21 on the year. Its a five game slate this weekend as we enter the back third of the season. Quick picks this week. Eventual winners are in bold below. Bye(s): Houston SaberCats, Old Glory DC, Toronto Arrows Rugby ATL v. LA Giltinis New England Free Jacks v. … Continue reading Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 13

Power Rankings: MLR Round 12

1. New England Free Jacks (1) Sometimes the result is a statement regardless of the style. 2. Austin Gilgronis (2) Keep rolling against Seattle and LA and they'll have one hand on the top seed in the West. 3. Rugby ATL (3) Traveling to California and beating the Legion reiterates that its a four team … Continue reading Power Rankings: MLR Round 12

State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference – Round 12

https://twitter.com/usmlr/status/1518625413723004928 In Control 1. Austin Gilgronis Next Four: v. SEA, @ LA, BYE, @ UTAH 2. LA Giltinis Next Four: @ ATL, v. AUS, @ SD, @ DAL 3. Seattle Seawolves Next Four: @ AUS, v. DAL, v. NY, BYE In The Hunt 4. Houston SaberCats Next Four: BYE, @ SD, v. UTAH, @ DC … Continue reading State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference – Round 12