The Rumble head into Week 4 ranked sixth in the MLU power rankings, dropping down from the five spot they were in last week.
New York currently holds a 1-2 record after losing in double overtime to the Philadelphia Spinners last Saturday.
Coach Anthony Nuñez understands why the team fell in the rankings, and is certain the players will use the ranking as motivation.
“It makes sense [that we dropped in the rankings]. We lost to Philly last weekend and we have not proven anything. It’s motivation for this weekend and I know our players will help move us up in the power rankings,” Nuñez said.
Cutter David Vuckovich also said the drop in the rankings is fair following the team’s performance last Saturday, but noted that at the end of the season, it’s a team’s record that matters more.
“We had a really tough game this week, especially offensively. Really, we have yet to put everything together for a full game. We have had moments in every game where things were clicking, but we have had just too many problems to be ranked any higher than we are right now. Luckily the power rankings are not what matters,” Vuckovich said.
The Rumble will have an opportunity to move up in the power rankings this week as they host the number one ranked Boston Whitecaps this Saturday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m., a game that Vuckovich is excited to play.
“Boston deserves to be ranked where they are, and I am really looking forward to the game this week at the Eagle’s Nest and hope that we can put a complete game together in front of our fans to take down the champions.”
For tickets to Saturday’s game, visit the Rumble Ticketleap page.