February 4, 2014

Team USA All-Access: 'Road to the Rockies' Episode 3

from Lacrosse Magazine Staff Reports | LaxMagazine.com | Twitter

Following the U.S. Men's National Team Blue-White game at Champion Challenge, a US Lacrosse event, Team USA has partnered with The Lacrosse Network on an all-access series entitled "Road to the Rockies: Making Team USA." The four-part series begins today and culminates on Wednesday, Feb. 5 with the announcement of the team's 30-man roster for the FIL World Championship, July 10-19 in Denver.

The Lacrosse Network was granted an exclusive all-access pass to Team USA throughout the Champion Challenge weekend, capturing every detail of the team's final evaluation weekend. The series documents the latest step in the team's journey to Denver, as 50 of the nation's best players make their final case to represent the red, white and blue this summer.

Episode 1 looked at Team USA's arrival at Champion Challenge in Florida, went in-depth with U.S. hopefuls Matt Striebel and Kyle Harrison, and a night practice at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Episode 2 followed Team USA during day two of the event, on and off the field, including a birthday celebration with a young fan. Episode 3 debuts today featuring the culmination of Champion Challenge weekend with the Blue-White scrimmage.

In the series' fourth and final episode on Wednesday, head coach Richie Meade and staff will reveal the 30-man squad that will continue on the Road to the Rockies to defend Team USA's gold medal earned with a 12-10 victory over Canada at the 2010 FIL World Championship in Manchester, England.

Series Schedule

All episodes will be available on USLacrosse.org, LaxMagazine.com and YouTube.com/TLN
- Watch the trailer
- Watch Episode 1
- Watch Episode 2

The Team USA 30-man roster announcement will air on Wednesday, February 5 at 8 p.m. EST. Make sure to check back to LaxMagazine.com for more coverage of the announcement.

Use #USAMLAX to discuss the series, make your picks and show your support for your favorite Team USA hopefuls. Watch every episode at YouTube.com/TLN.

Read more about Team USA at Champion Challenge at the following links:

Thul, Galloway Anchor USA White Win
In-Game Blog by Corey McLaughlin
Photo Gallery
Analysis: 12 Who Impressed at Champion Challenge
Practice Notes from Champion Challenge

For more information on tickets to watch Team USA defend its world title against 38 other nations at the 2014 FIL World Championship in Denver, visit WorldLacrosse2014.com.

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