The U.S. continues to play musical blockers, rolling out a whole new McDonnell-Smith rotation in Friday’s win over Canada.
The United States moved to 2-0 atop Pool C, holding on for a five-set win over Australia on Thursday.
Taylor Sander missed the last 4 weeks of group play while awaiting the birth of his first child. Now a father, he’ll return to Team USA for the Final 6.
Six starters scored, led by Matt Anderson’s 18 points, as the United States finished off a perfect 3-0 week at home in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
The competition is set to debut on May 25
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.
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.
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.