3 Things: MLR Round 12 (and RAN 7s)

Contender List Runs Four Deep An expanded MLR playoff means that two more teams will have a chance at postseason glory. That may not matter. In the West, Austin and LA look well ahead of the pack. In the East, New England and Atlanta have a shot at the Shield. Everyone else is vying for … Continue reading 3 Things: MLR Round 12 (and RAN 7s)

Power Rankings: MLR Round 11

1. New England Free Jacks (1) The path to the Shield in the East goes through New England. 2. Austin Gilgronis (2) The path to the Shield in the West goes through Austin. 3. Rugby ATL (3) They feel much closer to New England above them than New York below them. 4. LA Giltinis (4) … Continue reading Power Rankings: MLR Round 11

State of the Race: MLR’s Eastern Conference – Round 11

https://twitter.com/usmlr/status/1516073030023364617 In Control 1. New England Free Jacks Next Four: @ NY, v. UTAH, v. DC, v. ATL 2. Rugby ATL Next Four: @ SD, v. LA, @ UTAH, @ NE 3. Rugby New York Next Four: v. NE, v. NOLA, @ TOR, v. SEA In The Hunt 4. Toronto Arrows Next Four: @ HOU, … Continue reading State of the Race: MLR’s Eastern Conference – Round 11

Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 11

A second consecutive 5-1 round has us feeling better than we should. That 38-20 run for the year isn’t too bad though. Another week of quick picks. Winners are in bold below. Bye: New England Free Jacks, Rugby New York, Rugby ATL Old Glory DC v. Utah Warriors Two teams in a bit of disarray, … Continue reading Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 11

Power Rankings: MLR Round 10

1. New England Free Jacks (1) Scott Mathie is managing this team well enough to be the next coach fired for no reason next year after winning a Coach of the Year award. 2. Austin Gilgronis (3) Sam Harris has managed their mini-slump like a championship caliber coach. 3. Rugby ATL (2) Steven Brett has … Continue reading Power Rankings: MLR Round 10

State of the Race: MLR’s Eastern Conference – Round 10

https://twitter.com/usmlr/status/1513553222124081153 In Control 1. New England Free Jacks Next Four: BYE, @ NY, v. UTAH, v. DC 2. Rugby ATL Next Four: BYE, @ SD, v. LA, @ UTAH 3. Rugby New York Next Four: BYE, v. NE, v. NOLA, @ TOR In The Hunt 4. Toronto Arrows Next Four: v. NOLA, @ HOU, BYE, … Continue reading State of the Race: MLR’s Eastern Conference – Round 10

Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 10

A 5-1 Round 9 has us at 33-19 for the first half. Will we match it for the second half? Another week of quick picks. Winners are in bold below. Bye: Utah Warriors Toronto Arrows v. Old Glory DC New England Free Jacks v. Seattle Seawolves Houston SaberCats v. Dallas Jackals NOLA Gold v. Rugby … Continue reading Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 10

Power Rankings: MLR Round 9

1. New England Free Jacks (1) NOLA is better than their record, but the Free Jacks will have to remember their role has moved from 'hunter' to 'hunted'. 2. Rugby ATL (2) A narrow win over Toronto in Canada is a better result than standings would indicate. 3. Austin Gilgronis (3) If Austin can play … Continue reading Power Rankings: MLR Round 9

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

https://twitter.com/usmlr/status/1511017825770557444 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, @ … Continue reading State of the Race: MLR’s Eastern Conference – Round 9

3 Things – MLR Round 9

Each week brings too many story lines to cover in depth. 3 Things is our weekly feature to rectify that, taking a shallow dive into three story lines that deserve more coverage. The Giltinis Have Officially Stirred Can a 42 year old player be considered a revelation? On paper, LA came in ready to defend … Continue reading 3 Things – MLR Round 9