MLR’s newest ‘contraction team’ is getting closer to taking the field, and we’re getting closer to knowing where the field will be. The Chicago team (which we continue to believe will be called the Chicago Bison) have yet to announce… anything. However, the league clearly has faith that a stadium solution is on the way. … Continue reading Chicago Stadium Looks to be Set Sooner than Later
Major League Rugby continues to improve the product on the field. In terms of off-field drama, its already a top tier competition. Americas Rugby News dropped extensive reporting on the state of affairs in MLR. According to ARN, league owners are meeting this weekend to resolve which teams will participate in 2023. Both LA and … Continue reading Major Decisions Coming for MLR this Weekend
July is nearly over. Any chance for MLR expansion in 2023 appears to be facing the same reality. When MLR Commissioner George Killebrew acknowledged that potential expansion bids in Chicago and St. Louis might not be able be accepted in time for 2023, it should've made bigger waves. (There was a little skirmish involving two … Continue reading MLR’s Window for Expansion is Shrinking
In less than 12 hours, two sides are set to the play for the 2022 Major League Rugby title. Two other sides could already be eliminated from 2023 contention.
Major League Rugby is growing, both in the short and long terms. The league appears destined for a 30+ side system in the long term. It could reach the halfway point next year. The Saint Louis Knights and a Chicago team are in discussions for a 2023 entry. If both teams are admitted, how will … Continue reading How a 15 Team MLR Could Look