In this episode host Greg Esser sits down with Tyler Byrum, DC Breeze staff writer. They do a deep dive into the AUDL East playoff picture and stats.
One point may be a difference maker when this season is all said and done for the DC Breeze. No, not one point that a player gets injured. Not one point that decided the game, perhaps not even the double overtime point over the New York Empire.
The DC Breeze faced a daunting task heading into the weekend: two crunch-time games on a long road trip to Canada. Despite a strong Sunday win to show for the weekend’s efforts, there is still a bit of saltiness for the team as they return home 1-1 instead of 2-0.
This weekend the Breeze travel to the Montreal Royal (6-4) on Saturday and the Ottawa Outlaws (2-5) on Sunday. Heading north of the border for the final time in the regular season, the DC Breeze have a chance to sweep two teams and clinch a playoff berth. Winning both would also put the team at nine wins, enough to clinch a playoff spot. Accomplishing this, though, will be a tough task considering…
When the DC Breeze needed their top stars to step up, they did. In fact, not a single player on the squad had a bad game against the Toronto Rush on Sunday. Sure, there were the occasional mistakes and poor decisions throughout the course of a grueling game in very hot conditions, but as a whole every player’s performance stood out as strong and productive.
Highlights from our June 11, 2017 game vs Toronto Rush.
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The Breeze had not lost to Philadelphia since 2013. Sure, the Phoenix won all four contests in 2013, and there were a couple close games including an overtime since, but the Breeze had won 10 straight from 2014 to 2016. Then on June 3, Philadelphia upset the Breeze 22-21 in Philadelphia. It’s game on! We hope to see you at historic Gallaudet University June 24, 6:30pm as the Breeze continue their assault on the East Division and (hopefully) home field advantage in the playoffs.
First place was on the line at Hotchkiss Field on Sunday afternoon. Both teams knew it. Everyone in the stadium knew it. It just didn’t look like it. From the opening pull, the DC Breeze unleashed a dominating onslaught against the tired Toronto Rush.
It all comes down to this (kind of, but not really). During the off-season there were countless expectations for the DC Breeze and the New York Empire to contend with the four-time defending Eastern Division Champions. Until this season, the Toronto Rush had looked nearly unbeatable in the division, and surely unbeatable by any team south of the Canadian border.
In this episode, host Greg Esser sits down with Matthew “Rowan” McDonnell, DC Breeze captain, team leader in blocks, fledgling internet sensation (see below), and founding partner of the American Ultimate Academy.