The United States will use a familiar lineup in their bid to win a second FIVB World Championship this month.
Team USA will head to the WCH after finishing third in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League earlier this year.
Kupono Fey, former standout at the University of Hawaii, extended his contract with Biosì Indexa Sora. The club also extended with the league’s leading scorer last year, Dušan Petković.
The United States men finished out their grueling rollercoaster ride at the VNL Final Six with a bronze medal around their necks after sweeping Brazil on Sunday.
U.S. men’s coach John Speraw had to make several adjustments at this year’s Volleyball Nations League, and while it didn’t result in victory, it seems they’ve hit their best combination late against France.
Stephen Boyer’s 31 point outburst led France past the United States despite a comeback effort from the Americans.
Brazil may not be the favorites entering the semifinals of the #VNL, but they reached the final of the World League 4 of the last 5 times and 14 times since 2001.
France’s serve and attack sliced through Serbia as they join Russia as Pool winners on the day with the semifinals next.
The United States used an entirely different starting lineup on Friday against Russia than the day before. John Speraw has now started all 14 players on his roster in the VNL Final Six.
Ben Patch got the start at opposite for the Unite States in their VNL Final Six opening match against Poland. Matt Anderson and Taylor Sander started at outside hitter.