Photo by Sandy Canetti – Ultiphotos.com
The Seattle Rainmakers were not expected to make the 2015 MLU Championship Game. With a regular season record of 5-5, they were just supposed to be the next team that the 9-1 Portland Stags steamrolled on their way to the title game. Nobody told the Rainmakers this.
While the Rainmakers’ cinderella season would come to an end against the Whitecaps, to the tune of 31-17, the Rainmakers would show flashes of the talent that got them to the finals. In the final few minutes of the 3rd quarter, with the Whitecaps up 12-6, Seattle’s Mark Burton fired a long flick downfield. Burton’s throw floated slowly into the end zone as El-Salaam absolutely exploded out of his shoes to snatch the disc over Boston’s Shaun Doherty. (BOXSCORE – WATCH GAME)