MLL All-Star Game to be Televised
The MLL All-Stars will take on Team USA tomorrow night at 7p.m. on ESPN2 with 5 Blaze players on the field
Kennesaw, GA-Major League Lacrosse (MLL) today announced that ESPN will televise the2018 MLL All-Star Game live on Thursday, June 28, 2018 on ESPN2 or ESPNEWS, beginning at 7 p.m.ET. MLL's top athletes will compete against Team USA as they prepare for the FIL World Lacrosse Championships in Netanya, Israel in July 2018. This MLL All-Stars vs. Team USA competition happens only once every four years and is always one of the most exciting, competitive matches of the season.
The Atlanta Blaze will have players on both sides of the contest, with Scott Ratliff, Kevin Rice, Joe Nardella, and Austin Sims suiting up for All-Stars while Connor Kelly will be playing for Team USA
ESPN will also broadcast the MLL Championship game on Saturday, August 18 on ESPNEWS.
"MLL is thrilled to work with ESPN for live coverage of this year's All-Star Game and Championship game," said Alexander Brown, MLL Commissioner. "This year's All-Star game pits MLL's most talented players against an extremely skilled Team USA. This grudge match has historically proven to be one of the most exciting events our game has to offer and we are excited to have the opportunity to televise it on an ESPN network."
Since 2006, MLL has partnered with US Lacrosse every four years to showcase Team USA against the MLL All-Stars prior to the World Championships. In the most recent matchup in 2014, Team USA edged out the MLL All-Stars 10-9, so the athletes are eager for a rematch.
The Atlanta Blaze will return home on July 26th. All Atlanta Blaze home games are played at Fifth Third Bank Stadium on the campus of Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA. Single-game tickets are on sale now at AtlantaBlaze.com/Tickets
• Discuss this story on the Major League Lacrosse message board...
Major League Lacrosse Stories from June 27, 2018
- MLL All-Star Game to be Televised - Atlanta Blaze
- Ohio Machine Add John Yozzo-Scaperrotta - Ohio Machine
- ESPN to Televise MLL's All-Star Game on ESPN2 or ESPNNews Thursday Night - MLL
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.
Other Recent Atlanta Blaze Stories
- Kevin Rice and Christian Cuccinello Among Finalists for 2018 MLL Awards
- Kevin Rice and Christian Cuccinello Among the Finalists for 2018 MLL Awards
- Ratliff Nominated for MLL's New David Huntley Man of the Year Award
- Atlanta Blaze Fall to Denver Outlaws in Season Finale
- Atlanta Blaze Beat Florida Launch with Playoffs in Sight