Overview

Team profile

USA

USA are participating in the FIVB Men’s World Grand Champions Cup for the 4th time in the history of the competition. They hold a silver medal from 2005, having finished 5th in their other two appearances, in 1993 and 2013.
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 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. 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 20 appearances.

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 the bronze medal 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 an assistant coach for the United States silver medallist team at the 2012 World League, deputising for head coach Alan Knipe for four matches. In parallel with his national role, Speraw remains the 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.

Staff

  • Team Manager Ngo Nathaniel
  • Assistant coach Neilson Robert
  • Second Assistant Coach Thornton Brian
  • Doctor Gregory Andrew
  • Physiotherapist Brock Aaron

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Teams 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
Brazil
5 4 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 12 14 5 2.800 446 393 1.134
2
Italy
5 4 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 12 14 8 1.750 509 506 1.005
3
Iran
5 4 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 9 12 10 1.200 501 495 1.012
4
USA
5 2 3 2 0 0 2 1 0 8 11 9 1.222 463 416 1.112
5
France
5 1 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 4 6 12 0.500 410 436 0.940
6
Japan
5 0 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 2 15 0.133 335 418 0.801

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