Team USA will head to the WCH after finishing third in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League earlier this year.
July 24, 2018 marks who years out from the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Mikhaylov didn’t play at all during the tournament’s preliminary stages, but went huge in the Final 6 to lead Russia to gold while dropping only 1 set in 4 matches.
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.
Brazil may not be the favorites entering the semifinals of the #VNL, but they reached the final of the World League 4 of the last 5 times and 14 times since 2001.
With a 3-0 win over Poland, the United States qualifies for the VNL Semifinals with Russia in Pool B. Taylor Sander left the match with an injury late in the 3rd set.
Ben Patch got the start at opposite for the Unite States in their VNL Final Six opening match against Poland. Matt Anderson and Taylor Sander started at outside hitter.
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.
Taylor Sander is back on the roster for the United States in the #VNL Final Six. The United States will face Russia and Poland for a chance to reach the semifinals.
Dmitry Muserskiy of Russia is at or near the top of many statistical categories after the Preliminary Round of the VNL.