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In MLU’s new video series Ultimate Gamechangers, we take a weekly look back at the moments that shaped the 2015 season.

Last week on Ultimate Gamechangers, we looked at how the Philadelphia Spinners upset the powerhouse Boston Whitecaps in Week 4 of 2015. 

This week will take us across the country, as the Western Conference’s juggernaut, the Portland Stags traveled to the Bay Area to take on the San Francisco Dogfish.

The Stags arrived in San Francisco having won their first five games of the 2015 MLU Season.  The Dogfish on the other hand, had lost four straight after winning their season opener. 

The 2015 Dogfish, less than two years removed from their appearance in the 2013 MLU Championship, had seen flashes of how competitive they could be, but had lost several games by just a handful of goals.  With the Stags in town, a team that had already beaten them twice in 2015, not many people gave the Fish much of a chance.  

Many people counted them out, but none of those people took the field that day.