Takeaways from USA vs Canada

July 11, 2014

Photo Credit: Di Miller The United States used an 8-0 run to turn a 3-0 deficit into an eventual 10-7 win over Canada to open the FIL World Lacrosse Championships on Thursday evening. That victory could prove large moving forward. Here are six takeaways from the game, including the significance of Team USA’s win to the U.S. – Canada rivalry, Paul Rabil, Rob Pannell and more. 1) The United States…

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Let the Games Begin: USA Rolls Past Canada

July 11, 2014

Photo Credit:  Di Miller On July 10, 2014, it was opening day for the 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado.  Lacrosse fans from across the world have been waiting for this day since the 2010 when Team USA came away World Champions.  This year, there would be a record-breaking 38 teams participating in the games. Opening Ceremonies started with each nation taking…

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China Blog: Year One of Chinese Program

July 11, 2014

Co-writen by Matthew Bailey Hi, I am Tyler Buchan with China lacrosse. Its been a long journey for us, but our team has finally come together in Denver. It took some time to find a efficient way to break the communication barrier, as we all come from different parts of the world. As a majority of the team speaks mainly Mandarin and only a little bit of English, this was…

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FIL Day Two: Iroquois Opens Against England

July 11, 2014

Day two of the FIL tournament is here with the United States defeating Canada yesterday 10-7. Today the rest of the countries kick off, including the Iroquois. Early Games 10am- Netherlands vs China 10:30am- Latvia vs Switzerland 11am- Italy vs Norway 11am- Bermuda vs France 11am- Wales vs Russia Game to Watch: Netherlands vs China. The Netherlands are a decent team and it should be interesting to see where China is…

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Netherlands Blog: Dutch Team Looks for Better Tournament

July 10, 2014

My name is Scott Janssen from the Men’s Dutch National Team.  I started playing with the program at the 2010 World Championships in Manchester, England.   I was also with the team in 2012 for the European Championships in Amsterdam.  Prior to that, I played for Canada’s U-19 team in the 2003 World Championships. The Dutch National Team arrived in Boulder, Colorado on June 29th arriving from various parts of the world. …

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Germany Blog: Scrimmaging Latvia

July 10, 2014

The German National team camp started on July 1 at Colorado College where we have had two-a-days since. Being that I had an MLL game July 3 I was not able to make it out to Colorado until July 5. I landed that night where I was informed we scrimmaged BYU and pulled away with a 7-5 victory. My first day of practice on July 6 we had breakfast at…

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No Better Time to Watch Lacrosse

July 10, 2014

The World Lacrosse Championships begin tonight as the United States faces Canada at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Fans will not only get to watch the best players compete, but they’ll also witness how the sport of lacrosse is growing. These championships will feature a record 38 nations including Belgium, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Israel, Russia, Thailand, Turkey and Uganda who will compete for the first time. The differences and…

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FIL: USA Opens Tournament Against Canada

July 10, 2014

Just hours after the opening ceremony for the 2014 World Lacrosse Championships the United States, and Canada will face off against each other. This could surely be an early look at what may be the Championship matchup. The U.S. is led by captain Kevin Leveille, with the support of many stars like Paul Rabil. It took the U.S. coaching staff headed by Richie Meade 11 months to get the roster…

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Russia Blog: Representing The New Team

July 10, 2014

This is actually pretty crazy to think about, I never thought I’d even make it this far in lacrosse. Now I’m getting to play with players from all over the world. I heard that Russia was going to compete in the World Lacrosse Championship this year and being an American-born Russian descendent I felt this was a great opportunity.I met up with the team out here in Denver and after…

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England Blog: Preparing for Iroquois

July 9, 2014

Hey what’s going on everybody? My name is Colin Clive and I play for the England National team. I’m going to blogging about our experience during our time out here in Denver. The first day has already been an interesting one to say the least. Since I am American and I live on Long Island, I was going to be meeting up with the rest of the guys with another…

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