Overview

Team profile

USA

USA will be going for their third FIVB World League gold in 2017, after their successes in 2008 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (with a 3-1 win over Serbia in the final) and in 2014 in Florence, Italy (with a 3-1 win over Brazil). Last year they finished fifth in Krakow, Poland. 
USA were part of the inaugural World League in 1990 and have been continuously present in the competition since 2006, earning a total of two gold, one silver and three bronze medals in their 19 appearances.
 In 2015, USA won the FIVB World Cup (their second after 1985), earning a direct ticket to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, where they scored a comeback five-set win over Russia to take the bronze medal. It was USA’s fifth Olympic medal, after golds in Los Angeles 1984, Seoul 1988 and Beijing 2008, as well as a bronze in Barcelona 1992. 
Currently ranked joint No. 2 in the FIVB World Rankings, USA have won the FIVB World Championship in 1986 in Paris, as well as four golds at the Pan American Games and eight at the NORCECA Championships.

Coach

Speraw, John

Speraw, John

John Speraw has been head coach of the USA men’s national team since 2013. Soon after taking charge, he led the team to gold in the 2014 FIVB World League. Last year the 45-year-old coached USA to bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Previously, the California native was an assistant coach for the USA men’s Olympic teams that won gold in Beijing 2008 and finished fifth in London 2012. Speraw was also assistant coach for the USA silver medallist team at the 2012 World League. In parallel with his national role, Speraw remains head coach at the University of California in Los Angeles. It was there that he won two national championships as a middle blocker during his playing career

  • Team Manager Ngo, Nathaniel
  • Assistant coach Fuerbringer, Matthew
  • Second Assistant Coach Neilson, Robert
  • Doctor Yim, Eugene
  • Physiotherapist Brock, Aaron

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
France
2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 6 4 1.500 205 213 0.962
2
USA
2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 5 4 1.250 205 197 1.040
3
Serbia
2 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 6 0.500 194 194 1.000

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