This Saturday, May 19
th, the Boston Cannons travel to Colorado to face the Denver Outlaws at the Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Both teams enter this game undefeated. A high stakes game, one team will have to walk away with their first loss of the 2012 season.
The Outlaws are lead by midfielders Jeremy Sieverts and Peet Poillon, with 14 and 17 points this season, respectively. Both players have been crucial in the Outlaws so far undefeated season.
The Cannons, coming off an 18 – 9 win over the Hamilton Nationals, look to continue their dominance. Face off specialist Chris Eck has been solid at the X with a .609 winning percentage and leads the team with 20 ground balls. Leading scorers Paul Rabil and Ryan Boyle, both with 16 points on the season, will continue to power the offense with help from Mike Stone (7 goals, 2 assists) and Kevin Buchanan, who recorded a hat trick in his first game back last week.
Last year, the two teams met three times during the season. At Harvard Stadium, the Cannons fell to the Outlaws 13 -12, in their first loss of the season. When the two teams met again in Denver in front of a record-breaking crowd of 27,184 attendees, the Cannons beat the Outlaws 15 - 12. In the final 2011 match between the Cannons and Outlaws, Bud Light Player of the Game Kevin Buchanan scored the game-winner in a narrow 10-9 victory, solidifying the Cannons spot in the playoffs, which ultimately led them to the MLL Championship.
Always an exciting match-up, the battle of the undefeated teams is the MLL game to watch this Saturday. Watch it live on ESPN3.com or on Sunday at 4pm on CSN New England.