In Today's Edition: 👏 MLR Community Impact Award
🇨🇦 Roster for Summer Fixtures
💯 Initial MLR Draft Prospects List
Aspirational: Major League Soccer Strikes Landmark 10-Year, $2.5B Apple TV+ Global Rights Deal (SportBusiness).
Got Away: As Bryan Ray pointed out yesterday, Ireland named two USA-born players - Munster prop Jeremy Loughman and Leinster lock Joe McCarthy - to the traveling squad for its New Zealand tour.
Local Market TV Numbers: New England Free Jacks Co-Founder and CEO Alex Maglebyshared TV numbers for the Free Jacks this season. Words we liked reading in the post: "up,' "grown," and "tripled."
Twitter Spaces: Join us tomorrow night at 9PM ET for "USA Rugby Happy Hour LIVE." Co-hosted by Eagles Overseas' Bill Baker, we'll talk USA Rugby roster news with men's head coach Gary Gold and MLR Conference Finals with New England Free Jacks' Mitch Wilson.
Takeaway: "Named for the late S. Marcus Calloway, former chairman and majority owner of Rugby ATL, will be awarded to the player who shows passion, excellence and integrity on and off the field, inspires others to action, shows strength in character, aids those less fortunate, and embraces the core values of rugby, while displaying solidarity, discipline and respect."
Austin Gilgronis: Marcel Brache
Dallas Jackals: Carlo de Nysschen
Houston SaberCats: Robert Povey
LA Giltinis: DTH van der Merwe
New England Free Jacks: Harry Barlow
NOLA Gold: Dino Waldren
Old Glory DC: Josh Brown
Rugby ATL: Ryan Nell
Rugby New York: Dylan Fawsitt
San Diego Legion: Ryan Matyas
Seattle Seawolves: Martin Iosefo
Toronto Arrows: Andrew Quattrin
Utah Warriors: Paul Mullen
Winner Announcement: The winner will be announced during the MLR Championship Final.