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Major League Ultimate announced the 2016 Season Schedule this past week, giving the D.C. Current their first look at their match-ups for the upcoming season.
After missing the playoffs for the first time in franchise history in 2015, the Washington D.C. Current look to get back on track in 2016. With the announcement of the schedule on Tuesday, the path back to the MLU Championship becomes more clear.
The Current begin their 2016 campaign with a very comfortable 3-game home series, playing each of their conference rivals in the District over consecutive weeks. The Current have had a lot of success playing at home over the past two seasons, going 9-2 at Cardinal Stadium since establishing it as their home field and “Dojo” in 2014.
After their initial homestead, the Current hit the road in Week 4 for a Saturday-Sunday doubleheader, heading north to face the reigning champion Boston Whitecaps, and stopping to play the New York Rumble the following day.
The tail end of the schedule looks daunting for the Current, as they follow hosting the Rumble on May 21 with a three game road trip, including another doubleheader, this time against Boston and the Philadelphia Spinners.
The Current will once again play the Spinners four times in 2016, a rivalry that was dominated by D.C. early on, but the two teams split, 2-2 in 2015. The Current will end their season, hopefully with a playoff bid on June 18 at home against the Spinners.
|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|Sat. 4/9||Washington D.C. Current||Boston Whitecaps|
|Sat. 4/16||Washington D.C. Current||Philadelphia Spinners|
|Sat. 4/23||Washington D.C. Current||New York Rumble|
|Sat. 4/30||Boston Whitecaps||Washington D.C. Current|
|Sat. 5/1||New York Rumble||Washington D.C. Current|
|Sat. 5/21||Washington D.C. Current||New York Rumble|
|Sat. 5/28||Philadelphia Spinners||Washington D.C. Current|
|Sat. 6/11||Boston Whitecaps||Washington D.C. Current|
|Sun. 6/12||Philadelphia Spinners||Washington D.C. Current|
|Sat. 6/18||Washington D.C. Current||Philadelphia Spinners|
The Eastern and Western Conference Championships will be held the weekend of June 25-26, with the 2016 MLU Championship taking place the weekend of July 16-17.
*Schedule subject to change.