ESPNU and ESPN3 will carry the entire 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Lacrosse Championship presented by Trusted Choice – over 40 games from DICK’S Sporting Goods Park in Denver – Thursday, July 10, through Saturday, July 19. Team USA, playing a minimum of five games on ESPNU, will join nearly 40 nations in the event.
The United States opens Thursday, July 10, against Canada in pool play at 9 p.m. on ESPN2. The game is a rematch of the 2010 championship game, which USA won 12-10. ESPNU’s coverage begins with Australia vs. USA on Saturday, July 12, at 7 p.m., and ESPN3’s package starts with the Netherlands vs. China on Friday, July 11, at 10 a.m.
Top players in the FIL World Lacrosse Championship include: Brendan Mundorf (attack), Paul Rabil (midfield) and Max Seibald (midfield) for the United States; John Grant Jr. (attack) and Brodie Merrill (defense) for Team Canada; and 2014 Tewaaraton Award winners Lyle and Miles Thompson (attack) for Team Iroquois.
ESPN3.com in Australia and New Zealand, the live streaming service available to ESPN television subscribers, will also carry complete live and on-demand coverage of the World Lacrosse Championships throughout the tournament. ESPN Player – the company’s sports streaming service for more than 50 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa — is also launching a special channel to cover the World Lacrosse Championships. ESPN Player – World Lacrosse will have exclusive coverage of 43 games from the tournament across the region, including all pool games for the world’s top six teams (USA, Canada, England, Australia, Japan and Iroquois Nationals), both semifinals and the final.
ESPN Player and ESPN3.com (Aus/NZ) are part of ESPN’s growing global digital portfolio that includes online and mobile websites, apps, streaming services and more. Among the leading ESPN digital brands are ESPNcricinfo,ESPNFC, ESPNscrum.com, multi-sport portals ESPNdeportes.com, ESPN.co.uk and ESPN.com.br, Latin American streaming service ESPN Play and more.