MLR Week 3 Preview

Last week was full of upsets and international stars getting their feet wet in MLR. How will this week unfold?

NOLA Gold at Colorado Raptors

Where to Watch: FTF Saturday at 6PM EST

After a dominant Week One win, NOLA slipped with a 22-10 loss last week. This talented Colorado squad is still searching for its first win after an 0-2 start. Tough one to pick, as both teams are capable of looking like a contender one week, and dropping a dud the next. I’ll go with the Raptors on home field picking up its first win of the year. If it goes the other way, Colorado will be in full-on panic mode.

Utah Warriors at Austin Gilgronis

Where to Watch: ESPN+/KMYU Saturday at 6PM EST

Utah picked up an impressive victory in a shootout over the Free Jacks last week. Austin showed some bright spots, but continues to struggle. Warriors improve to 2-1.

Old Glory DC at Houston Sabercats

Where to Watch: NBC Sports Washington, Saturday at 8PM EST

Old Gory is riding high after introducing The Beast and fixing its set piece issues. There might be even more reinforcements on the way, as New Zealand 7s veteran Declan O’Donnell has yet to make an appearance on the wing. Old Glory moves to 2-1 over the ‘Cats.

Toronto Arrows at Seattle Seawolves

Where to Watch: CBS Sports Network/TSN, Saturday at 10PM EST

Seattle has its backs against the wall, as the reigning champs are winless heading into this match against the undefeated Arrows. Look for the “Seawall” to slow a vaunted Arrows’ attack that sits second in the league with a +33 point differential. Home field advantage gets the Seawolves into the win column, but just barely.

RUNY at Rugby ATL

Where to Watch: ESPN+ Sunday at 3PM EST

Rugby United New York (RUNY) got back on track with a balanced effort from its forwards and backs. The momentum continues with a victory over a scrappy ATL side.

New England Free Jacks at San Diego Legion

Where to Watch: Fox Sports 2 Sunday at 7PM EST

New England is the latest to try to stop the 2-0 Legion. With 73 points in its first two games, the Free Jacks can score with anybody. But how will the defense hold up against a San Diego attack that has put up 82 points in its own right? Not well enough, I say. The home team breaks 50 on the way to the win in a high-scoring affair.

Last week’s predictions: 3-3

Season record: 3-3