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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: 21-7

Boston Whitecaps vs. D.C. Current | Saturday, June 13, 2015, 6:00 p.m. ET
Score: 19-18, D.C.

Vancouver Nighthawks vs. San Francisco Dogfish | Sunday, June 14, 2015, 1:00 p.m. PT
Score: 22-20, San Francisco

Seattle Rainmakers vs. Portland Stags | Sunday, June 14, 2015, 2:00 p.m. PT
Score: 19-17, Portland

Philadelphia Spinners vs. New York Rumble | Sunday, June 14, 2015, 2:00 p.m. ET
Score: 23-18, Philadelphia

Eastern Conference Star of the Week: Jake Rainwater (Philadelphia)
Western Conference Star of the Week: Timmy Perston (Portland)

“San Fran is at home. I think the trip is too much for the Hawks.”

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

Luke Ryan | MLU Head Statistician

Prediction record: 20-8

Boston Whitecaps vs. D.C. Current | Saturday, June 13, 2015, 6:00 p.m. ET
Score: 20-19, D.C.

Vancouver Nighthawks vs. San Francisco Dogfish | Sunday, June 14, 2015, 1:00 p.m. PT
Score: 19-17, Vancouver

Seattle Rainmakers vs. Portland Stags | Sunday, June 14, 2015, 2:00 p.m. PT
Score: 20-19, Seattle

Philadelphia Spinners vs. New York Rumble | Sunday, June 14, 2015, 2:00 p.m. ET
Score: 15-13, Philadelphia

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

“If Seattle has a chance of nabbing the West Coast’s spot in the MLU Championship game, then they need to prove that they can actually beat a Portland team that at times has looked flawless. With a full roster can Seattle take down the beast? Probably not but I’m picking them anyway.”

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

Tim Brubaker | MLU Statistician

Prediction record: 20-8

Boston Whitecaps vs. D.C. Current | Saturday, June 13, 2015, 6:00 p.m. ET
Score: 16-15, Boston

Vancouver Nighthawks vs. San Francisco Dogfish | Sunday, June 14, 2015, 1:00 p.m. PT
Score: 18-15, Vancouver

Seattle Rainmakers vs. Portland Stags | Sunday, June 14, 2015, 2:00 p.m. PT
Score: 22-20, Portland

Philadelphia Spinners vs. New York Rumble | Sunday, June 14, 2015, 2:00 p.m. ET
Score: 22-19, Philadelphia

Eastern Conference Star of the Week: Jeff Graham (Boston)
Western Conference Star of the Week: Charles “Bobo” Eyrich (Vancouver)

“Everyone saw that the last two times these teams met the Rumble were outclassed. This time around they’ll have a deeper bench and homefield advantage. They’ll also be hungry for revenge against the Spinners. The fact remains, however, that the Spinners have separated themselves from the Rumble and should do so again this weekend. “

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

dusty rhodes | writer

Prediction record: 18-6

Boston Whitecaps vs. D.C. Current | Saturday, June 13, 2015, 6:00 p.m. ET
Score: 24-22, D.C.

Vancouver Nighthawks vs. San Francisco Dogfish | Sunday, June 14, 2015, 1:00 p.m. PT
Score: 21-18, Vancouver

Seattle Rainmakers vs. Portland Stags | Sunday, June 14, 2015, 2:00 p.m. PT
Score: 25-21, Portland

Philadelphia Spinners vs. New York Rumble | Sunday, June 14, 2015, 2:00 p.m. ET
Score: 22-20, Philadelphia

Eastern Conference Star of the Week: Jake Rainwater (Philadelphia)
Western Conference Star of the Week: Cody Bjorklund (Portland)

“Bah, D.C. vs. Boston is small potatoes. This is a nothing game. No history between these teams, no late-season meeting between the only two league champions. No definitive tie-break in case these two finish tied at the end of the regular season. Nope. Nothing to see here folks. I would definitely not tune in to check this game out and instead just keep on Walkin’ Spanish Down the Hall.”

My info is here: @dustweetrhodes. My music on tap is this: Van Morrison, Roseland Ballroom, New York City, June 13, 1999.

William Curb | MLU Director of West Coast Digital Media

Prediction record: 21-7

Boston Whitecaps vs. D.C. Current | Saturday, June 13, 2015, 6:00 p.m. ET
Score: 20-22, D.C.

Vancouver Nighthawks vs. San Francisco Dogfish | Sunday, June 14, 2015, 1:00 p.m. PT
Score: 22-18, Vancouver

Seattle Rainmakers vs. Portland Stags | Sunday, June 14, 2015, 2:00 p.m. PT
Score: 18-21, Portland

Philadelphia Spinners vs. New York Rumble | Sunday, June 14, 2015, 2:00 p.m. ET
Score: 25-17, Philadelphia

Eastern Conference Star of the Week: Jeff Graham (Boston)
Western Conference Star of the Week: Cody Bjorklund (Portland)

“With the Spinners looking like they are going to take the number one seed in the East, the Boston-D.C. matchup is going to be one of the biggest games of the season. I see this game deciding which of the two we’ll see going to the Eastern Conference Finals.”

You can follow me on Twitter @WilliamCurb.

Paul Des Marais | MLU Director of Content

Prediction record: 22-6

Boston Whitecaps vs. D.C. Current | Saturday, June 13, 2015, 6:00 p.m. ET
Score: 20-19, D.C.

Vancouver Nighthawks vs. San Francisco Dogfish | Sunday, June 14, 2015, 1:00 p.m. PT
Score: 20-18, Vancouver

Seattle Rainmakers vs. Portland Stags | Sunday, June 14, 2015, 2:00 p.m. PT
Score: 18-16, Seattle

Philadelphia Spinners vs. New York Rumble | Sunday, June 14, 2015, 2:00 p.m. ET
Score: 18-15, Philadelphia

Eastern Conference Star of the Week: Jake Rainwater (Philadelphia)
Western Conference Star of the Week: Henry Phan (Seattle)

“I wish I could attend this game. Seattle knows what they need to do to win, and they know it needs to happen in Week 9. And when Seattle’s playing well, they’re the most fun team to watch in the MLU. Before you enjoy another summer weekend of ultimate, watch this video and then play it again while you dance around the room.”

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