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
  • 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
Iran
9 8 1 5 2 1 1 0 0 24 26 7 3.714 796 724 1.099
2
Brazil
9 8 1 4 1 3 1 0 0 22 26 10 2.600 854 745 1.146
3
Italy
9 7 2 3 4 0 0 1 1 21 22 10 2.200 779 690 1.128
4
Russia
9 7 2 3 3 1 0 1 1 20 22 11 2.000 787 723 1.088
5
France
9 6 3 1 5 0 1 2 0 19 22 14 1.571 849 793 1.070
6
USA
9 5 4 0 5 0 1 1 2 16 18 17 1.058 819 792 1.034
7
Poland
9 5 4 1 3 1 1 3 0 15 20 17 1.176 848 827 1.025
8
Serbia
9 5 4 0 1 4 2 2 0 13 21 21 1.000 895 906 0.987
9
Argentina
9 4 5 2 1 1 1 3 1 12 17 18 0.944 808 792 1.020
10
Canada
9 4 5 2 1 1 1 3 1 12 17 18 0.944 790 807 0.978
11
Japan
9 4 5 1 1 2 0 3 2 10 15 20 0.750 790 799 0.988
12
Bulgaria
9 3 6 0 1 2 1 3 2 8 14 23 0.608 804 856 0.939
13
Portugal
9 2 7 1 1 0 1 1 5 7 9 22 0.409 640 745 0.859
14
Germany
9 2 7 0 0 2 2 2 3 6 12 25 0.480 794 869 0.913
15
Australia
9 1 8 1 0 0 4 3 1 7 14 24 0.583 804 882 0.911
16
China
9 1 8 1 0 0 1 1 6 4 6 24 0.250 608 715 0.850

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