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