Austin Disqualified from MLR Championship Series

The Austin Elite never made the playoffs. Neither did the Austin Herd. It appears the Gilgronis addition of the franchise will end with a similar fate. In a stunning twist, Austin has been disqualified from the 2022 MLR Championship Series. The league has neglected to provide any information past claiming a 'violation of league rules'. … Continue reading Austin Disqualified from MLR Championship Series

State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference – Round 17

https://twitter.com/usmlr/status/1531296121951137792 In The Playoffs 1. (xy)LA Giltinis Remaining Schedule: v. SEA 2. (xy)Austin Gilgronis Remaining Schedule: @ HOU 3. (x)Houston SaberCats Remaining Schedule: v. AUS Eliminated 4. San Diego Legion Remaining Schedule: BYE 5. Seattle Seawolves Remaining Schedule: @ LA 6. Utah Warriors Remaining Schedule: @ DAL 7. Dallas Jackals Remaining Schedule: v. UTAH Key … Continue reading State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference – Round 17

MLR Should Change Its Draft Order Allocation Method

Entering Round 17 of Major League Rugby's 2022 season, there are three clear groups of teams: Teams in Playoff PositionAustin, LA, and New England have clinched playoff spotsAtlanta, New York, and Houston have strong leads over the teams chasing themTeams Still Mathematically in Playoff ContentionSan Diego, Seattle, and Toronto all have slim chances of making … Continue reading MLR Should Change Its Draft Order Allocation Method

Change Seems Inevitable in San Diego

The San Diego Legion were once a franchise in consistent contention. Now, even the simple of consistency seems foreign. After making the playoffs the first two years of their existence, including a Final appearance in Year Two, the franchise seems a bit adrift. Baring the miraculous, they'll miss the playoffs for the second straight year. … Continue reading Change Seems Inevitable in San Diego

State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference – Round 16

https://twitter.com/usmlr/status/1528753211884158976 In The Playoffs 1. (x)LA Giltinis Remaining Schedule: @ UTAH, v. SEA 2. (x)Austin Gilgronis Remaining Schedule: v. SD, @ HOU In Control 3. Houston SaberCats Remaining Schedule: @ SEA, v. AUS Fading Fast 4. San Diego Legion Remaining Schedule: @ AUS, BYE 5. Seattle Seawolves Remaining Schedule: v. HOU, @ LA Eliminated 6. … Continue reading State of the Race: MLR’s Western Conference – Round 16

3 Things: MLR Round 16

Free Jacks Get Key Loss No team will say they want a loss. That won't stop Scott Mathie from breathing a bit easier. The New England coach must've been feeling significant pressure building as his side went on a historic winning streak. While its great to see New England fans take in a team that's … Continue reading 3 Things: MLR Round 16

Power Rankings: MLR Round 15

1. New England Free Jacks (Last Week: 1) Their run in schedule is brutal: after playing ATL on Friday May 13th, they'll travel to Toronto for a Thursday game on May 19th, sit around for a week and a half, host NOLA, then finish with New York coming to town five days later. If they … Continue reading Power Rankings: 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