Bratoev: “Americans Were Like Monstars from Space Jam”
Bulgarian outside hitter Valentin Bratoev described his team’s effort with a classic pop culture reference: “The Americans were like Monstars from Space Jam, we didn’t have Buggs Bunny and Michael Jordan.”
Bulgaria Holds an 14-11 All-Time Advantage over U.S. Men
The U.S. continues to play musical blockers, rolling out a whole new McDonnell-Smith rotation in Friday’s win over Canada.
USA Closes Pool Play at 5-0; Serbia Tops Russia for 2nd in Pool C
The Americans secured the Pool C title with its fifth-straight win on Tuesday, topping Tunisia via sweep. Serbia meanwhile edged out Russia in five sets to claim the second spot in the group.
USA Beats Russia to Claim Top Spot in Pool C, Serbia Victorious
The United States top Russia in a match-up of teams ranked in the top 4 of the world. Serbia beat Tunisia to stay in second place of Pool C.
USA Starts Taylor Averill over David Smith at Middle Blocker
Taylor Averill had 6 points in 5 sets in the United States’ opener against Serbia.
USA Men Clinch Ljubljana Challenge Title with 4-Set Win Over Slovenia
The United States Men’s National Team finished the Ljubljana Challenge with its third victory in as many days, topping host Slovenia 25-22, 25-23, 24-26, 25-21, in a final leadup to the World Championships.
Team USA (M) Calls Up WCH Extended Roster
Team USA will head to the WCH after finishing third in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League earlier this year.
USA Men Claim VNL Bronze with Sweep of Brazil
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.
#VNL Semifinals: Boyer Helps France Stop U.S. Men’s Rally for Finals Berth
Stephen Boyer’s 31 point outburst led France past the United States despite a comeback effort from the Americans.
Sander, Patch Return for USA For #VNL Final 6
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.