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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: 17-7

New York Rumble vs. Boston Whitecaps | Saturday, June 6, 2015, 5:00 p.m. ET
Score: 24-18, Boston

D.C. Current vs. Philadelphia Spinners | Saturday, June 6, 2015, 6:30 p.m. ET
Score: 19-18, D.C.

San Francisco Dogfish vs. Portland Stags | Saturday, June 6, 2015, 1:00 p.m. PT
Score: 22-16, Portland

Seattle Rainmakers vs. Vancouver Nighthawks | Saturday, June 6, 2015, 6:00 p.m. PT
Score: 18-16, Seattle

Eastern Conference Star of the Week: Jeff Graham (Boston)
Western Conference Star of the Week: Timmy Perston (Portland)

“New York is reeling and Boston needs the win. I think they win big.”

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

Luke Ryan | MLU Head Statistician

Prediction record: 16-8

New York Rumble vs. Boston Whitecaps | Saturday, June 6, 2015, 5:00 p.m. ET
Score: 17-15, Boston

D.C. Current vs. Philadelphia Spinners | Saturday, June 6, 2015, 6:30 p.m. ET
Score: 20-19, D.C.

San Francisco Dogfish vs. Portland Stags | Saturday, June 6, 2015, 1:00 p.m. PT
Score: 24-17, Portland

Seattle Rainmakers vs. Vancouver Nighthawks | Saturday, June 6, 2015, 6:00 p.m. PT
Score: 19-17, Seattle

Eastern Conference Star of the Week: Chuck Cantone (D.C.)
Western Conference Star of the Week: Topher Davis (Portland)

“The Rainmakers were my preseason pick to win the Western Conference and after seeing Seattle’s roster gel, I can’t see any other team not named the Stags taking them down.”

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

Tim Brubaker | MLU Statistician

Prediction record: 16-8

New York Rumble vs. Boston Whitecaps | Saturday, June 6, 2015, 5:00 p.m. ET
Score: 22-17, Boston

D.C. Current vs. Philadelphia Spinners | Saturday, June 6, 2015, 6:30 p.m. ET
Score: 21-20, D.C.

San Francisco Dogfish vs. Portland Stags | Saturday, June 6, 2015, 1:00 p.m. PT
Score: 21-17, Portland

Seattle Rainmakers vs. Vancouver Nighthawks | Saturday, June 6, 2015, 6:00 p.m. PT
Score: 19-16, Seattle

Eastern Conference Star of the Week: Billy Sickles (Philadelphia)
Western Conference Star of the Week: Cody Bjorklund (Portland)

“Despite the Dogfish’s early upset the Stags come away with this one. Every great team needs a game to put them in their place and the Stags experienced this against the Dogfish. That said, the Stags showed they’re still the team to beat against the Rainmakers and will prove that again this weekend against San Francisco.”

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

Tom Levy | MLU Digital Media Manager

Prediction record: 16-8

New York Rumble vs. Boston Whitecaps | Saturday, June 6, 2015, 5:00 p.m. ET
Score: 22-16, Boston

D.C. Current vs. Philadelphia Spinners | Saturday, June 6, 2015, 6:30 p.m. ET
Score: 24-22, Philadelphia

San Francisco Dogfish vs. Portland Stags | Saturday, June 6, 2015, 1:00 p.m. PT
Score: 20-18, Portland

Seattle Rainmakers vs. Vancouver Nighthawks | Saturday, June 6, 2015, 6:00 p.m. PT
Score: 19-17, Seattle

Eastern Conference Star of the Week: Jeff Graham (Boston)
Western Conference Star of the Week: Khalif El-Salaam (Seattle)

“Vanvouver’s tough season got worse this week with the news that Jordan Tessarolo is done for the year. Seattle on the other hand is getting healthier and we gave seen the impact of Khalif El-Salaam these past few weeks for the Rainmakers. Seattle by a pair on the road.”

Follow Tom on Twitter @MLUTomLevy. Hodor.

dusty rhodes | writer

Prediction record: 18-6

New York Rumble vs. Boston Whitecaps | Saturday, June 6, 2015, 5:00 p.m. ET
Score: 22-15, Boston

D.C. Current vs. Philadelphia Spinners | Saturday, June 6, 2015, 6:30 p.m. ET
Score: 20-19, D.C.

San Francisco Dogfish vs. Portland Stags | Saturday, June 6, 2015, 1:00 p.m. PT
Score: 21-17, Portland

Seattle Rainmakers vs. Vancouver Nighthawks | Saturday, June 6, 2015, 6:00 p.m. PT
Score: 20-18, Vancouver

Eastern Conference Star of the Week: Dom Gibson (D.C.)
Western Conference Star of the Week: Grant Cole (Portland)

“This is your last chance, Current. I’ve been picking you to win things all season. If things go south this weekend, I may have to admit that we have an unhealthy relationship: I keep believing in you and all you do is let me down. I’ll have to make a permanent break if I get hurt one more time. Then again… this relationship seems a bit one-sided. I watch video footage of you, talk about you to anyone who will listen, dissect your every move… and all you do in return is play these games…”

My info is here: @dustweetrhodes. My music on tap is this: Cyrus Chestnut, Revelation.

William Curb | MLU Director of West Coast Digital Media

Prediction record: 18-6

New York Rumble vs. Boston Whitecaps | Saturday, June 6, 2015, 5:00 p.m. ET
Score: 19-14, Boston

D.C. Current vs. Philadelphia Spinners | Saturday, June 6, 2015, 6:30 p.m. ET
Score: 21-19, Philadelphia

San Francisco Dogfish vs. Portland Stags | Saturday, June 6, 2015, 1:00 p.m. PT
Score: 21-18, Portland

Seattle Rainmakers vs. Vancouver Nighthawks | Saturday, June 6, 2015, 6:00 p.m. PT
Score: 24-16, Seattle

Eastern Conference Star of the Week: Jeff Graham (Boston)
Western Conference Star of the Week: Peter Woodside (Portland)

“New York was beaten badly last week and rather than bouncing back I see them unable to handle a Boston team coming off of a bye. While the Whitecaps have been plagued by injuries this season, it doesn’t look like there is much New York can do to stop them.”

You can follow me on Twitter @WilliamCurb.

Paul Des Marais | MLU Director of Content

Prediction record: 18-6

New York Rumble vs. Boston Whitecaps | Saturday, June 6, 2015, 5:00 p.m. ET
Score: 20-14, Boston

D.C. Current vs. Philadelphia Spinners | Saturday, June 6, 2015, 6:30 p.m. ET
Score: 22-20, D.C.

San Francisco Dogfish vs. Portland Stags | Saturday, June 6, 2015, 1:00 p.m. PT
Score: 19-16, Portland

Seattle Rainmakers vs. Vancouver Nighthawks | Saturday, June 6, 2015, 6:00 p.m. PT
Score: 24-22, Seattle

Eastern Conference Star of the Week: Markham Shofner (D.C.)
Western Conference Star of the Week: Eli Friedman (Portland)

“D.C. has proven that by the end of the season, they’re a whole different team. Their playoff push begins at Marple Newtown High School against the Spinners. Over on the West Coast, did you know that it’s Lumberjack Night at Hillsboro Stadium in Portland? To celebrate, the Stags put together a lumberjack themed playlist. Stop reading this and go listen to it.

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