US beats Canada 10-7 in FIL World Lacrosse Championships opening game

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - The United States started off play at the World Lacrosse Championships in Commerce City by beating Canada 10-7 on Thursday night.

The game was a rematch of the last world championship game when the U.S. beat Canada 12-10 in the 2010 world championship in Manchester, England.

The United States started the game down 3-0, before going on an eight-goal run to defeat Canada, according to the FIL World Lacrosse Championship website.

While the U.S. and Canada don't play again until Saturday, 18 other teams are playing at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Friday.

A record 38 nations will participate in this year’s world championship and will play 142 games over 10 days.

This is the first time the quadrennial Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men’s World Championship has been held in the United States since 1998 when it was played in Baltimore.

Some 100,000 visitors are expected in Colorado for the games.

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