Overview

Team profile

USA

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.
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.
USA have won two FIVB World League gold medals, in 2008 in Rio de Janeiro (with a 3-1 win over Serbia in the final) and in 2014 in Florence (with a 3-1 win over Brazil). In 2018, USA won bronze in the inaugural VNL with a sweep of Brazil in the third-place match.
USA were part of the inaugural World League in 1990 and had been continuously present in the competition since 2006, earning a total of two gold, one silver and three bronze medals in their 19 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. Two years ago, the 47-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. 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
  • Doctor Hutchinson Mark
  • 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
12 11 1 5 2 4 1 0 0 30 35 13 2.692 1134 985 1.151
2
Iran
12 10 2 6 3 1 1 0 1 30 32 11 2.909 1034 937 1.103
3
France
12 9 3 4 5 0 1 2 0 28 31 14 2.214 1076 993 1.083
4
Russia
12 9 3 4 4 1 0 1 2 26 28 15 1.866 1023 941 1.087
5
Italy
12 8 4 4 4 0 1 2 1 25 28 16 1.750 1056 974 1.084
6
Poland
12 8 4 1 3 4 1 3 0 21 29 23 1.260 1195 1168 1.023
7
USA
12 7 5 2 5 0 1 2 2 22 25 20 1.250 1056 1000 1.056
8
Canada
12 7 5 2 3 2 1 3 1 20 26 22 1.181 1094 1083 1.010
9
Argentina
12 6 6 3 2 1 2 3 1 19 25 22 1.136 1094 1049 1.042
10
Japan
12 5 7 2 1 2 1 3 3 14 20 26 0.769 1023 1046 0.978
11
Serbia
12 5 7 0 1 4 3 2 2 14 23 30 0.766 1130 1169 0.966
12
Bulgaria
12 4 8 0 1 3 1 4 3 10 18 31 0.580 1052 1132 0.929
13
Australia
12 2 10 2 0 0 4 3 3 10 17 30 0.566 1000 1102 0.907
14
Germany
12 2 10 0 0 2 4 3 3 8 17 34 0.500 1076 1181 0.911
15
Portugal
12 2 10 1 1 0 1 2 7 7 10 31 0.322 865 998 0.866
16
China
12 1 11 1 0 0 1 2 8 4 7 33 0.212 812 962 0.844

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