New England Free Jacks @ Utah Warriors
Where to Watch: FTF TV, Eleven Sports live Saturday at 2:30PM EST, tape delay 5PM Sunday on NESN
The New England Free Jacks shocked the MLR world with a debut victory against RUNY, one of 2019’s semifinalists. The perfect debut continues on the road against the Utah Warriors.
Austin Gilgronis @ RUNY
Where to Watch: ESPN+ Saturday at 6:30PM EST
Austin is in a transition period, and got worked 38-10 last week. Hard to see a different outcome on the road against a RUNY squad that will be hungry to prove that last week’s loss was just a fluke.
Houston SaberCats @ Toronto Arrows
Where to Watch: ESPN+, Sunday at 2:30PM EST
Tough one to pick. Houston continued last season’s late momentum with a Week One win against a talented Colorado Raptors’ squad. Toronto, meanwhile, picked up a blowout win against Austin. I’ll give the Arrows the edge at home.
Seattle Seawolves @ Old Glory
Where to Watch: NBC Sports Washington/ESPN+, Sunday at 3PM EST
A Match of the Week contender. The Beast has landed in DC and Declan O’Donnell should be available after missing Week One with the flu. Bouncing back against the two-time defending champion Seawolves—coming off a Week One loss, no less— is a tall order, however. Seattle picks up the victory to spoil Old Glory’s home debut.
Colorado Raptors @ San Diego Legion
Where to Watch: ESPN+ Sunday at 6PM EST
Another early contender for Match of the Week. There will be a lot of talent on the field in the forms of Rene Ranger, Digby Ioane, Ma’a Nonu and a host of Eagles in the Legion backline. The Legion take it to move to 2-0.
Rugby ATL @ NOLA Gold
Where to Watch: CBS Sports Network at 6PM EST
Rugby ATL debuted with a strong win last week. However, NOLA Gold is a tough order for any opponent when healthy. It’s full speed ahead for one of MLR’s most exciting teams, as NOLA Gold starts out 2-0.