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United States men’s volleyball team to host brazil for USAV Cup matches

 
USA will take on Brazil in the USAV Cup on August 18 and 19
Colorado Springs, USA, April 12, 2017 - Volleyball fans can relive the excitement of last summer’s Olympic Games when the United States men’s national team hosts Brazil for two USAV Cup international matches on August 18 and 19 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

The United States men were the only team to beat Brazil at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil went on to win the gold medal while the United States took bronze.

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Brazil are the No. 1-ranked team in the world while the United States are No. 2. Among the United States players expected to compete are 2016 Olympians Matt Anderson, Micah Christenson, Max Holt, Taylor Sander, Erik Shoji and Thomas Jaeschke, a native of Wheaton, Illinois, and a star at Loyola of Chicago.

“Our matches with Brazil are always exciting,” United States head coach John Speraw said. “At that time of year, both teams should be playing some of their best volleyball heading into the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup.

“We also really enjoy playing at the Sears Centre Arena. The crowds there are great and make for an incredible atmosphere.”

Both matches will be at 19.30 local time.

Visit the USA Volleyball website for more information.


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