Almost four weeks ago, the Boston Cannons beat the Denver Outlaws, 15-12, in front of 27,184 fans at Invesco Field in the Outlaws annual July 4 weekend fireworks game. Boston took sole possession of first place at 6-1. Denver fell to 5-2 after the matchup of Major League Lacrosse’s top two teams.
Neither team has won a game since. It could be called parity in the six-team MLL or it could be called two teams not playing their best lacrosse. Whatever the argument, a rematch in Denver Saturday night between Boston and the Outlaws looms large for both sides.
The Cannons, at 6-3, are still in sole possession of first place, but only one game up on 5-4 Denver, which is in a three-way tie for second with the surging Hamilton Nationals and the Chesapeake Bayhawks.
Denver lost two in a row to previously winless Rochester. Boston has lost to Long Island and Hamilton. All six MLL teams are still mathematically alive for four playoff spots with three weeks left in the regular season.