With a spot in the semifinals already a surety, American coach John Speraw opted to give his younger players some experience in the pool finale against Brazil on Friday and the team suffered its first loss of the tournament, falling 3-0.
John Speraw of the United States and Marcelo of Brazil are using varied lineups for their match to conclude Pool I in the Final Six.
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.
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.
Price Jarman will start his professional career with Vôlei UM Itapetininga in Brazil.
Kyle Russell speaks about winning the Bundesliga title with Berlin last season and his expectations for the upcoming year.
Samuel Tuia signed with the Berlin Recycling Volleys. The French outside hitter has played the last 4 seasons in Turkey.
At 34, Polish Olympian Michal Ruciak is making the switch from outside hitter to libero for the 2018-2019 season.
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.