No Better Time to Watch Lacrosse

2014 MLL All Star Game
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

2014 MLL All Star Game
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

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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

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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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USA Has Gold On Their Mind Again

2014 MLL All Star Game
July 9, 2014

The United States men’s national team began its final stretch of practices on Sunday leading into the World Lacrosse Championships, which kick off on Thursday. Rather than talking about plays or schemes, the coaches began by touching on pride and what it means to represent not only yourself and US Lacrosse, but most importantly, your country. Pride in one’s country has been abundant with the World Cup and is always…

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Australia’s Hopes Never Higher Than Lacrosse Right Now

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July 8, 2014

THE CULTURE The Outback is a place internationally recognized for its ‘rough and tumble’ environment and people. Though “the outback” is just a small dot geographically on a huge island, the citizens of Australia aren’t pushovers either. People of Australia have always had a reputation of being tough and able of handling themselves.  They have their own styles of sports which are usually much more dangerous than those more traditionally…

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FIL Tournament Preview: Grey, Plum and Blue Divisions

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July 7, 2014

As we prepare for the FIL tournament, we will preview three different divisions each day leading up to the games. Today we highlight the Blue, Grey and Plum Divisions. Part One: Red, Green and Orange Blue Divison USA- The obvious favorites to win the entire thing. It’s on USA’s turf in Denver, Colorado and every single one of their players plays in the elite field lacrosse league, Major League Lacrosse. Jesse Schwartzman is…

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Israel Looks For Gains and Strengths in Denver 2014

Israel
July 7, 2014

The last time I saw Team Israel play was admittedly a poor showing for them. I was granted an opportunity back in mid-spring to see some of the team in a preseason match against the Lizards, who left the game dominating the scoreboard. THE ROSTER A week away from heading into the 2014 FIL Tournament in Denver, Israel has arrived in Colorado and begun roster preparations. The next few days…

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Vikings in Denver: Team Norway Preview

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July 6, 2014

Norway is coming off some disappointing finishes in the 2010 World Championships and the 2012 European Championships, finishing 24th at Worlds and 14th at the European Championships. With no World Championship under their belt the Norwegians gain a lot of experience at the international stage that has been hard to come by in the northern European countries like Norway, Sweden and Finland. The Norwegian participated in the Scandinavian Lacrosse Challenge…

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FIL Tournament Preview: Red, Green, Orange Divisions

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July 5, 2014

As we prepare for the FIL tournament, we will preview three different divisions each day leading up to the games. Today we highlight the Red, Green and Orange Divisions. Red Austria: This is Austria’s second FIL tournament after their national team founded in 2008 for the European championships. They finished 21st last year overall after winning one game in group play (over Argentina) and winning two low bracket games. They were in…

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