It’s the end of the 13th season of Major League Lacrosse, and four of the best teams will be in action this weekend at PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania.
Storylines are riddled all over the field with the Denver Outlaws becoming the first team to finish the regular season undefeated at 14-0 and are the obvious favorites to win the event. The Hamilton Nationals are much improved from a season ago, but after a hot start they went just 4-4 down the stretch. That includes being outscored by the Outlaws 40-21 in two of those losses.
The Charlotte Hounds have the best underdog story of the season. An expansion team just a season ago, the team climbed to the top all year and finally were able to clinch a spot in the second-to-last week of the regular season.
Finally, the Chesapeake Bayhawks won the event last season, and will try to defend their title with a second straight championship. They defeated the Outlaws 16-6 in the final last year.
Here’s the complete schedule of championship weekend, including what times the games begin and where to watch. Eastern times are listed, and all three games are at Chester, PA.
Saturday, August 24th
1:00 PM – Semifinal 1
Charlotte Hounds (7-7) vs Denver Outlaws (14-0) – ESPN2
4:00 PM – Semifinal 2
Hamilton Nationals (9-5) vs Chesapeake Bayhawks (9-5) – CBS Sports Network
Sunday, August 25th
3:00 PM – Championship
Winners of semifinal matches – ESPN2