This MLL season has been an exciting one, with teams such as Boston and Denver proving to be powerhouse teams.
The current standings on this FIL break look like this:
Chicago 4-5 2 GB
Cheasapeake 4-5 2GB
Long Island 4-5 2 GB
Toronto 3-6 3 GB.
The disappointment of the year is obviously the Toronto Nationals, the world champions of last season. With players like Garret Billings, Dan Dawson, and John Grant Jr, they still have potential to be a force if they squeeze their way into the tight playoff race. After winning three in a row, it looked like the Nationals were alive, but it will be tough to rebound from a tough one goal loss to Denver two weeks ago.
Long Island also has an interesting case. They started the season off poorly as well, but have played decent in the last few weeks, and are now tied with Chicago, who started off the season real well. Led by Matt Danowski and Zack Greer, the Lizards are a team that can make some noise.
The Cannons are having a terrific year pushing for their first ever title, led by not only Paul Rabil but Matt Poskay leading the MLL is scoring. A 34 goal scorer two years ago, Poskay had a disappointing season last year playing only 7 games and scoring 15 goals. If the Cannons want to continue their run, they are going to need Poskay to stay hot as the new all-time Cannons scoring leader.
Later in the week I will look at Denver, Chicago, and Chesapeake.