On Nov. 21st, the MLL formally announced that they have placed a team in Florida for the 2014 season. The first South Florida team, named the Launch, will be coached by former Denver Outlaws assistant Stan Ross. The Launch will be based out of Palm Beach County and is already making big moves with their recent trade with Boston that will see six-time Warrior Defenseman of the Year Brodie Merrill don a Cannons uniform in 2014. The Launch sent Merrill, alongside midfielder Martin Cahill and the No. 37 overall selection in the 2014 Collegiate Draft to Boston in exchange for defenseman PT Ricci, midfielder Lee Coppersmith and the No. 12 overall selection in the 2014 draft. The Launch announcement has also been making big news online. The reaction on social media has been very mixed.
- By Christina