BALTIMORE, September 4, 2012 – US Lacrosse today announced that ESPN3 will broadcast the Sept. 8 "Duel in Denver" exhibition between the U.S. men’s national team and Team Canada. The broadcast will begin at 9 p.m. ET (7 p.m. local) and features the top two lacrosse teams in the world. Fans also can follow the Twitter hashtag #USAvCAN for news and live updates from the event.
The "Duel in Denver" is a rematch of the 2010 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship gold-medal game, in which Team USA defeated Canada, 12-10, in Manchester, England, and a prelude to the 2014 FIL World Championships, which will be hosted by US Lacrosse in Denver, July 10-19, 2014. The U.S. and Canada have met in the championship game of the last four FIL World Championships.
The event will feature many of the top American and Canadian players from the 2010 FIL World Championship and also will serve as a launch point for the selection of the training team that will comprise the 2014 U.S. men’s national team. Ten players return from the 2010 U.S. men’s national team, including Ryan Boyle, Joe Cinosky, Ned Crotty, Kyle Dixon, Stephen Peyser, Paul Rabil, Max Seibald, Matt Striebel, Kyle Sweeney and Drew Westervelt.
Several Team USA members bring Colorado ties to this exhibition event. Goalie Jesse Schwartzman and defensemen Matt Bocklet and Lee Zink currently play for the MLL’s Denver Outlaws, while Seibald and Westervelt are former Outlaws.
In 2010, the FIL named the United States as the host country of the 2014 FIL Men’s World Championship in Denver. US Lacrosse will host the quadrennial event with local support from Visit Denver, the Denver Sports Commission and the Denver lacrosse community. More than 40 countries and nearly 1,000 athletes are expected to compete in the 2014 championship at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, and more than 100,000 spectators are expected to attend.
General admission tickets to the "Duel in Denver" are priced at $20 and are available at www.uslacrosse.org/duelindenver.
Lacrosse Unlimited is the official uniform supplier of the U.S. Men’s National Team for the Duel in Denver. Marriott, Nationwide and Shock Doctor are official sponsors of the U.S. National Teams Program.
About US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse and the home of the nation’s fastest-growing sport. US Lacrosse has more than 400,000 members in 64 regional chapters across the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse provides programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the game.
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