Ranked #4 Moscow Red LegionTune into Gosports.com May 3rd - 5th and watch Russian Legion battle at the 2nd stop of the NXL US Tour in Texas. The Russian Legion are a mixture of young emerging stars and seasoned veterans who are legends in the game. They are a team on the cusp of greatness, a team that could win it all this year. They’ve won two NXL tournaments in the past two years in US and will threaten for a win at every event this season, because the long running franchise has built a monster starting lineup.Once underrated but now firmly on everyone’s radar, Pavel Karsliev has been an aggressive missile on the D-side, who’s cultivated higher survivability and is always pushing the action. Though early deaths and survivability problems haunted Leo Smotrov last season, he’s tightened it up and he has one of the highest upsides of any young first snake side attacker in the league because of his pure athletic ability.The new addition Sergey Solnyshkov, who came over from Heat in the offseason has boosted their attack up the center.The team’s leader Kirill Prikhidni, even while battling injuries, seems to just keep getting better. And his counter punch moves in pressure situations are some of the best in the game. Alexander Berdnikov always seems to be in the right place and right time and is widely considered one of the best players ever. They lost two games at the first event in Vegas, one to Uprising in the prelims and they were knocked out by Impact in the semifinals.But they will be a favorite after winning the 1st NXL Europe event.No one sleeps on a monster, and the Russians have become a monster yet again.