In MLU’s new video series Ultimate Gamechangers, we take a weekly look back at the moments that shaped the 2015 season.
The D.C. Current, reigning MLU Champions at the time, started the season with 2 victories over the Boston Whitecaps and Philadelphia Spinners at home. Losing their first road game to Boston the day before, the D.C. squad was looking to get back into the win column.
The Rumble were off to a rough start, having lost their first two games to Boston and Philadelphia. Looking to get their first win of the season over the league’s reigning champs, New York was set to defend their turf in their home opener.
After an even quarter that ended with the teams tied at 3 goals each, the Rumble were able to jump out to a lead at half, 8-5. With strong play by New York’s John Wodatch, Jibran Mieser and Chris Kocher, the Rumble looked to be running away with the game deep into the 4th quarter.
With just minutes left in the game, the Rumble’s Robbie Gillies looked for teammate Chris Mazur deep down field. Hoping to go up by 4 goals, Mazur settled under the disc ready to make the grab. What Gillies and Mazur didn’t realize was who was patrolling deep for the D.C. Current. Mazur learned the hard way that you can never count out Delrico Johnson.