Watch the Rochester Rattlers and the Florida Launch faceoff this Saturday, July 25th at 7:00pm EST on ESPN3. The winner will earn a place in the playoffs, which begin the following Saturday, August 1st.
Last year’s finals saw the Denver Outlaws beat the Rochester Rattlers. That was the first time the Outlaws had won the Major League Lacrosse Championship. The question on everyone’s mind is whether the same two teams will meet again on the Championship field, or will two new teams come face to face.
The Rattlers have proven to be resilient, winning their last game against the Charlotte Hounds on July 17th , and bringing their record to six wins and five losses. The team’s rookie star, Kevin Rice, is fresh off the collegiate field and already turning heads. The Launch also have some major players to bring to the field on Saturday, including but not limited to Kieran McArdle, Casey Powell, Miles Thompson and MLL rookie Lyle Thompson, who has already racked up a number of goals. The Florida Launch currently sits on four wins and nine losses.
A win could mean big things for both teams. Find MLL gear for the Rattlers, the Launch and more on lacrosse.com. After all, they say it is bad luck not to wear team apparel during a game.