When it finally came together, it was an impressive sight. Only by the time it finally came together, it was far too late to salvage another lost summer for the Boston Cannons.
The challenges moving forward for the franchise are whether it can build off a two-game win streak to end a 5-9 season and how much stock to put into all the good things the squad showed in the final weeks of a campaign, after it was out of the playoff picture in July.
"The biggest thing is just keeping our roster together the entire year," midfielder Mark Cockerton said after scoring eight goals in the 23-14 victory against the Ohio Machine in the season finale at Harvard Stadium. "Every team goes through it. But I feel like our team was hurt more by it than others. We had a different roster almost every game this season — except for the last two. Having that chemistry and being able to build on that was great. Then we played unselfish the whole game."