State of the Race: MLR’s Eastern Conference – Round 7

https://twitter.com/usmlr/status/1505949566813630468 In Control 1. Rugby ATL Next Four: v. NE, @ TOR, @ NOLA, BYE 2. Rugby New York Next Four: v. TOR, v. DC, @ LA, BYE 3. New England Free Jacks Next Four: @ ATL, v. NOLA, v. SEA, BYE In The Hunt 4. Toronto Arrows Next Four: @ NY, v. ATL, v. … Continue reading State of the Race: MLR’s Eastern Conference – Round 7

Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 7

Another week saw us pick up another 4-2 result, pushing us to 23-12 on the year. Our push towards mediocrity ensues. Without further ado… Bye: Houston SaberCats Utah Warriors v. Toronto Arrows Toronto is in a weird spot. On one hand, they’re 9 points out of playoff position and are sporting a 2-3 record. On … Continue reading Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 7

RFT’s ‘MLR Madness’ Bracket Unveiled

With another tournament tipping off today, its time to unveil the first (and potentially final) annual 'MLR Madness' Bracket. Obviously, there is no such tournament, so this is a exercise in futility fun. With that in mind, let's break it down. Format We broke teams into six seed lines. The format looks like this: Opening … Continue reading RFT’s ‘MLR Madness’ Bracket Unveiled

Power Rankings: MLR Round 6

1. New England Free Jacks (2) The luck of the Irish will last well after the green vomit ends. 2. Rugby ATL (3) I don't know if the result would go the same way if they'd played in Austin. That's why taking home field advantage throughout this year's playoffs will mean so much. 3. Austin … Continue reading Power Rankings: MLR Round 6

State of the Race: MLR’s Eastern Conference – Round 6

https://twitter.com/usmlr/status/1503448169098608641 In Control Rugby ATL Next Four: @ DC, v. NE, @ TOR, @ NOLA New England Free Jacks Next Four: @ AUS, @ ATL, v. NOLA, v. SEA Rugby New York Next Four: @ NOLA, v. TOR, v. DC, @ LA In The Hunt Toronto Arrows Next Four: @ UTAH, @ NY, v. ATL, … Continue reading State of the Race: MLR’s Eastern Conference – Round 6

3 Things: MLR Round 6

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. East Coast; Beast Coast Last year, the Western Conference consistently looked better than its Eastern counterpart. this year, the winds have shifted. New … Continue reading 3 Things: MLR Round 6

Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 6

Another 4-2 week firmly cements our 'good, not great' status. Ironically, my mother often gives me the same description. So, there's that... Our 19-10 record is on the line. Without further ado... Bye: Old Glory DC Rugby ATL v. Austin Gilgronis A championship preview? Its not impossible. Austin has spent almost the entire year at … Continue reading Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 6

Power Rankings: MLR Round 5

1. Austin Gilgronis (Last Week: 1) They'll be here until someone knocks them off. 2. New England Free Jacks (4) They visit Austin in Round 7 in a match that's suddenly looking incredibly spicy. 3. Rugby ATL (5) Scott Lawrence only left when he realized he'd built a monster that even he couldn't contain. 4. … Continue reading Power Rankings: MLR Round 5

State of the Race: MLR’s Eastern Conference – Round 5

https://twitter.com/usmlr/status/1500889144557334530 In Control Rugby ATL Next Four: v. AUS, @ DC, v. NE, @ TOR Rugby New York Next Four: v. SD, @ NOLA, v. TOR, v. DC New England Free Jacks Next Four: v. TOR, @ AUS, @ ATL, v. NOLA In The Hunt Toronto Arrows Next Four: @ NE, @ UTAH, @ NY, … Continue reading State of the Race: MLR’s Eastern Conference – Round 5

Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 5

A surprising 4-1 week pushes us to 15-8 on the year. Regression is inevitable, but we'll keep throwing the dice. Bye: Toronto Arrows Seattle Seawolves v. NOLA Gold Seattle took a hit against Austin at home. They won't be interested in making it two in a row. NOLA had a week to regather and figure … Continue reading Spoiler Alert: MLR Round 5