MLR Week 2 Preview

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.