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Another MLU season is upon us, thus time to begin fantasy trash talking as well as semi-informed Picks and Predictions by the MLU Experts.

Each week, we predict the outcomes of MLU games. We’re not very good at frisbee, but we’ve got that fire for competition. Let us indulge ourselves and pretend this matters!

Greg Fallon | MLU Assistant Production Manager

Prediction record: 23-9

D.C. Current vs. Philadelphia Spinners | Saturday, June 20, 2015, 4:00 p.m. ET
Score: 22-21, Philadelphia

San Francisco Dogfish vs. Vancouver Nighthawks | Saturday, June 20, 2015, 1:00 p.m. PT
Score: 17-15, San Francisco

New York Rumble vs. Boston Whitecaps | Saturday, June 20, 2015, 5:00 p.m. ET
Score: 20-16, Boston

San Francisco Dogfish vs. Seattle Rainmakers | Sunday, June 21, 2015, 1:00 p.m. PT
Score: 27-20, Seattle

Eastern Conference Star of the Week: Nick Hirannet (Philadelphia)
Western Conference Star of the Week: Mark Burton (Seattle)

“Call me a homer, but something about this game feels like Philly. Maybe it’s that Billy Sickles is sitting next to me while I type this, but I’m drinking the Kool-Aid and calling a Spinners win.”

Follow Greg on Twitter @MLUGreg, and listen to The Luke and Greg Show podcast.

Luke Ryan | MLU Head Statistician

Prediction record: 20-12

D.C. Current vs. Philadelphia Spinners | Saturday, June 20, 2015, 4:00 p.m. ET
Score: 18-17, Philadelphia

San Francisco Dogfish vs. Vancouver Nighthawks | Saturday, June 20, 2015, 1:00 p.m. PT
Score: 23-20, Vancouver

New York Rumble vs. Boston Whitecaps | Saturday, June 20, 2015, 5:00 p.m. ET
Score: 25-23, New York

San Francisco Dogfish vs. Seattle Rainmakers | Sunday, June 21, 2015, 1:00 p.m. PT
Score: 20-19, San Francisco

Eastern Conference Star of the Week: Jake Rainwater (Philadelphia)
Western Conference Star of the Week: Andrew Hooker (San Francisco)

“After going 0-4 on my picks last week, I need a home run the last two weeks of the season if I have any hope of winning the season picks competition (?) So I’m picking some upsets over the last two weeks and hoping they pull through. Oh Vancouver wins. Also if I’m going to win the office fantasy league I need a big game from Sam Creed, lesssgooooo.”

You can read up on Luke’s weekly fantasy advice here and follow on twitter @MLULukeR.

Tim Brubaker | MLU Statistician

Prediction record: 22-10

D.C. Current vs. Philadelphia Spinners | Saturday, June 20, 2015, 4:00 p.m. ET
Score: 22-19 DC

San Francisco Dogfish vs. Vancouver Nighthawks | Saturday, June 20, 2015, 1:00 p.m. PT
Score: 18-16 San Francisco

New York Rumble vs. Boston Whitecaps | Saturday, June 20, 2015, 5:00 p.m. ET
Score: 25-23 Boston

San Francisco Dogfish vs. Seattle Rainmakers | Sunday, June 21, 2015, 1:00 p.m. PT
Score: 22-19 Seattle

Eastern Conference Star of the Week: Alan Kolick (D.C.)
Western Conference Star of the Week: Gabe Saunkeah (San Francisco)

“Both of these teams have shown an incredible amount of offensive prowess. 55 goals were scored the last two times these teams met, and neither offense has looked like it’s slowed down since. Still, with the home field advantage and a D-line with a bit more scoring ability, the Whitecaps should again come away with the victory.”

Stats questions? Email Tim at Timb@mlultimate.com or tweet him @TimboMLU.

Tom Levy | Digital Media Manager

Prediction record: 19-13

D.C. Current vs. Philadelphia Spinners | Saturday, June 20, 2015, 4:00 p.m. ET
Score: 22-20, Philadelphia

San Francisco Dogfish vs. Vancouver Nighthawks | Saturday, June 20, 2015, 1:00 p.m. PT
Score: 19-17, Vancouver

New York Rumble vs. Boston Whitecaps | Saturday, June 20, 2015, 5:00 p.m. ET
Score: 20-18, New York

San Francisco Dogfish vs. Seattle Rainmakers | Sunday, June 21, 2015, 1:00 p.m. PT
Score: 20-19, San Francisco

Eastern Conference Star of the Week: Ben Scharadin (Philadelphia)
Western Conference Star of the Week: Gabe Saunkeah (San Francisco)

“Red Sox 2004 ALCS against the Yankees. The Giants over the Patriots in Superbowls XLII and XLVI. Long is the New York/Boston rivalry, and with the Rumble eliminated from the playoffs, and Boston potentially more concerned with edging D.C. and Philly in a tight playoff race, I think we see New York reclaim some pride during a tough season, and Boston fall for the trap game, setting up a big matchup next week vs. Philly.”

Follow Tom on Twitter @MLUTomLevy. Hodor.

dusty rhodes | writer

Prediction record: 19-9

D.C. Current vs. Philadelphia Spinners | Saturday, June 20, 2015, 4:00 p.m. ET
Score: 25-22, D.C.

San Francisco Dogfish vs. Vancouver Nighthawks | Saturday, June 20, 2015, 1:00 p.m. PT
Score: 19-18, Vancouver

New York Rumble vs. Boston Whitecaps | Saturday, June 20, 2015, 5:00 p.m. ET
Score: 22-18, Boston

San Francisco Dogfish vs. Seattle Rainmakers | Sunday, June 21, 2015, 1:00 p.m. PT
Score: 21-17, Seattle

Eastern Conference Star of the Week: David Cranston (D.C.)
Western Conference Star of the Week: Gabe Saunkeah (San Francisco)

“D.C. visits Philly. How to choose, how to choose… Well, the Wizards are looking up in spite of their errors (I see you Vesely, Swaggy P, Jordan Crawford, Andray Baltche [sic, sirs] and human think piece JaVale McGee) while the 76ers (Who replaced the Warriors) have purposefully looked to get low low down and have succeeded in failing as they so desired. But be careful what you wish for ’cause you just might get it in heaps. So, for following Allen Iverson and Andre Iguodala with injured players and stockpiling for a future when you’re not promised tomorrow while the Wizards kept going after all they could all of the time even to the point of overpaying Nene and Gortat? D.C. is the pick at 25-22.”

My info is here: @dustweetrhodes. My music on tap is this: Miles Davis, Seven Steps to Heaven.

William Curb | MLU Director of West Coast Digital Media

Prediction record: 22-10

D.C. Current vs. Philadelphia Spinners | Saturday, June 20, 2015, 4:00 p.m. ET
Score: 22-19, Philadelphia

San Francisco Dogfish vs. Vancouver Nighthawks | Saturday, June 20, 2015, 1:00 p.m. PT
Score: 20-16, San Francisco

New York Rumble vs. Boston Whitecaps | Saturday, June 20, 2015, 5:00 p.m. ET
Score: 28-26, Boston

San Francisco Dogfish vs. Seattle Rainmakers | Sunday, June 21, 2015, 1:00 p.m. PT
Score: 26-17, Seattle

Eastern Conference Star of the Week: Billy Sickles (Philadelphia)
Western Conference Star of the Week: Mark Burton (Seattle)

“Winning any games on a double-header weekend is difficult, but the second game is especially so. With Seattle looking to grab a postseason spot we can expect them to go all out against a tired Dogfish team and just dominate them like they did in Week 5.”

You can follow me on Twitter @WilliamCurb.

Paul Des Marais | MLU Director of Content

Prediction record: 22-10

D.C. Current vs. Philadelphia Spinners | Saturday, June 20, 2015, 4:00 p.m. ET
Score: 24-23, D.C.

San Francisco Dogfish vs. Vancouver Nighthawks | Saturday, June 20, 2015, 1:00 p.m. PT
Score: 18-17, Vancouver

New York Rumble vs. Boston Whitecaps | Saturday, June 20, 2015, 5:00 p.m. ET
Score: 20-18, Boston

San Francisco Dogfish vs. Seattle Rainmakers | Sunday, June 21, 2015, 1:00 p.m. PT
Score: 24-18, Seattle

Eastern Conference Star of the Week: Chuck Cantone (Philadelphia)
Western Conference Star of the Week: Andrew Hooker (Seattle)

“Playing in Seattle on the tail end of a double header? The Rainmakers have this game without a problem. But this is the only matchup I feel confident in choosing. Like Luke, I went 0-4 last week. If I could go back…

You can follow me on Twitter @PaulDesMLU but the people I follow are more interesting.