Saturday, April 19, 2014

Washington DC Current 2014 Season

The Washington DC Current (1-0) turn on the lights to their 2014 home schedule tonight. This Current team will be powered by a core of returning players primed to return to the playoffs. The Current are one of four teams in Major League Ultimate's Eastern Conference. All home games will be played at Cardinal Stadium at Catholic U.

LAST SEASON: Their 2013 regular season record (4-6) was good enough to advance to the post-season where they lost to the eventual MLU champs in the eastern conference championships.

PREDICTIONS: 2nd place in the East with a 5-5 record by MLU. Average outlook by Ultiworld & by SKYD.

COACHING: The staff is led by two coaches - Keven Moldenhauer (HC) & Will Smolinski (AC) - who are both experienced with Truck Stop players and last year's Current team.

ROSTER: Their roster is full of familiar, local faces from Truck Stop - the most of any team in the MLU East. And, over 60% of the 2014 players are returning from last year's team. This continuity should definitely benefit them at the start, and hopefully, throughout the season.


OTHER AREAS TO WATCH: Last year's stadium location (outside the Beltway) was inconvenient, so relocating to a stadium inside DC, at CUA, is welcomed.
The field orientation (east-west) last year challenged teams with a tough sun set, which should be solved at their new stadium.
The scoreboard did not work at every game last year. Obviously, it should; and, hopefully, it will.
The game day fliers with the player rosters given to attendees was a helpful giveaway.
The concessions, merch table and ticket logistics were subpar last year and would add to the fan experience, if/when improved.

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