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.
Matt Anderson’s 31 point effort wasn’t enough to hold off Brazil, who got out with a win at the tie break
(23-25, 25-22, 25-23, 22-25 and 18-16)
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.
Micah Christenson has been a rock at setter for the United States throughout the tournament.
Brazil came away with the four-set win over the United States in the first semifinal match of the 2017 FIVB World League.
2017 FIVB WORLD LEAGUE – GROUP 1 Group 1 July 4-8 Curitiba, Brazil FIVB World League Finals Schedule/Results The United States and…
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.
France’s Stephen Boyer remains on fire after the third week of play in the FIVB World League.