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.
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.
Ben Patch missed the team’s last game of pool play with the same groin injury that cost him most of the NCAA season.
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.
United States men’s national team players Kawika Shoji and Taylor Sander talk ambitions, contributions and Team USA in this back and forth interview with FIVB.
The United States revealed its official 18-man roster for the men’s World League Championships, beginning June 2 on Monday.
American national teamer Thomas Jaeschke will head to Italy to join Verona’s BluVolley team.