The United States will face Canada for the Federation of International Lacrosse World Games championship for the fourth straight time. The teams’ latest battle for the title will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Manchester, England. The game will be broadcast live on ESPNU.
The U.S. rolled past Japan 20-5 in the semifinals as former Johns Hopkins star Paul Rabil had four goals and an assist and Kyle Dixon and Drew Westervelt each had three goals.
Canada advanced to the gold-medal game by beating Australia 15-6.
The U.S., which has won eight World titles in its history, fell to Canada 15-10 in the 2006 title game. Canada also has picked up a win over the U.S. in this year’s event, edging the U.S. 10-9 on July 17.
The World team includes several players from the Hudson Valley/Long Island/Connecticut region, and Army head coach Joe Alberici is an assistant on the team under head coach Mike Pressler. To check out the teams roster, click here. For individual player bios for members of the U.S. team, click here. You can check out a preview of the game by Inside Lacrosse by clicking here.
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