Charlotte ends a string of road trips in their away finale against the underachieving Hamilton Nationals at Ron Joyce Stadium. The Hounds and Nationals seem to be moving in opposite directions.
As an expansion team, Hamilton (then Toronto) won the MLL championship their first year and haven’t been there since, now rising even as low being tied at second worst in the league.
The Hounds are a first year team and were expected to somewhat be a replica of the Toronto Nationals and go deep in the playoffs anchoring what many considered the leagues top attackman line.
The Hounds surprised a lot of people beating Chesapeake right out of the All-Star break, but the fantasy ended as they got humiliated by Denver 21-7 and Rochester 14-5.
However, looking to end the season on a strong note, the brotherly bred (Just look at Jovan Miller and Stephen Berger tweets) Hounds will most likely put in their all against an aging Nationals who still own star and Metta World Peace compared player Casey Powell.
If All-Star pole Ryan Flannagan can shut down Powell the redemption seeking Hounds can take away a win that would take them past the Ohio Machine’s class, as well as pushing Hamilton in to the cellar dwelling group.