Lyle Thompson begins his MLL career for the Florida Launch tonight in Ohio as the 1-4 Launch take on the 2-3 Ohio Machine. The Launch begin a three game road stand following a 15-12 home loss to Denver a week ago.
The Machine have had an up and down year having beat Charlotte and the Bayhawks on the road, the Machine lost the first two contests this year to Denver, and New York. Florida’s lone win came against the Machine.
Lyle Thompson certainly has a lot of weight on his shoulders as the Launch will look to him to get them into playoff contention. Thompson will defiantly open the field for Powell, and McArdle on and off ball.
Florida has made several moves in the past two weeks prepping the arrival of Lyle. Rochester and Florida agreed to terms to send brother Miles Thompson to Florida last week. The Launch most recently sent Kevin Cunningham to Charlotte to open that spot up for Lyle.
Peter Baum scored three goals last time this teams matched up. Baum has tallied at least one point in every game of his MLL Career.
Faceoff is set for Sunday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Selby Stadium. The game can also be viewed using your WatchESPN app on ESPN3.