Major League Lacrosse played its first regular-season game on June 7 as Baltimore defeated Long Island by a 16-13 score at Homewood Field in Baltimore. Baltimore's Chris Turner scored the first goal in MLL regular season history.
The playoff format was set up that the top two team regardless of record from each division would qualify for the playoffs. The 1st place team from one division would play the 2nd place team from the other division. This resulted in Boston with a 3-11 record making the playoffs over New Jersey who had an 8-6 record. The format was changed the following season, so the two division winners and the two best non division winning records made the playoffs.