2017 USA VOLLEYBALL CUP August 18th, 19th Sears Center Arena, Hoffman Estates, Illinois Pre-Cup friendly against Brazil #1 at São Paulo (08/13)…
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)
The return of Olympians Matt Anderson, Alex Holt, and Aaron Russel were not enough for Team USA to fend off Brazil in the first game of the USA Volleyball Cup.
USA head coach John Speraw went away from TJ DeFalco at the end of the World League, but renewed his confidence in the young hitter on Friday.
John Speraw will have most of his big guns back for Friday and Saturday matches against Brazil in suburban Chicago.
What to expect as Team USA hosts Brazil at near-full strength
Brazil coasted to an easy win against Team USA
Day two of the FIVB World League Final Six has concluded with Canada and the USA both upsetting their opponents. With their wins, both teams have secured their spot in the semifinals that will take place on July 7.
United States men’s national team coach John Speraw reflected on his team’s journey through the World League preliminary round.
Ben Patch has starred for the U.S. in the FIVB World League so far. Hear what he had to say along with head coach John Speraw following a couple of the team’s wins.