Team USA will head to the WCH after finishing third in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League earlier this year.
An improved Argentina block, led by 3 from Agustin Loser (blue jersey), offset the improved American reception on Thursday.
The competition is set to debut on May 25
High flying opposite Ben Patch will start his pro career in Italy – one of 299 Americans starting the season abroad this season.f.
Schedule, host information, and teams’ extended rosters for the seventh edition of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Grand Champions Cup
Team USA men have the return of Matthew Andeson, Max Holt and Aaron Russell at their expense for the World Grand Champions Cup that will take place in just two weeks.
What to expect as Team USA hosts Brazil at near-full strength
Along with the team having younger players step up to the occasion at the World League, the team showed their weaknesses as well – in that their serving and receiving were not on par.
Canada wins the third-place match by coming back from a one-set deficit to defeat Team USA.
The United States enters the Final Six of the World League through the loss of Belgium to France, while also winning a match over Poland.