FIVB Men's World Cup

Japan

Oct. 01 - 15, 2019


The World Cup format is straight round robin, with each of the 12 teams playing every other team once. The U.S. will play its first five matches in Fukuoka and then play the last six in Hiroshima.

World Cup matches will be broadcast on FloVolleyball.tv.

News

Sept. 27: U.S. Men Hope to Defend World Cup Title
Oct. 1: U.S. Rally Runs Out of Steam Against Argentina
Oct. 2: U.S. Men Go Back to Basics in World Cup Win
Oct. 3: U.S. Gets Clutch World Cup Win Over Poland
Oct. 4: U.S. Men Improve to 3-1 With Sweep of Japan
Oct. 5: U.S. Finishes in Fukuoka with Sweep
Oct. 9: U.S. Beats Iran; Sets up Showdown with Brazil
Oct. 10: U.S. Men Don't Have Answers for Brazil
Oct. 11: U.S. Men Fight Off Scare from Canada
Oct. 13: U.S. Sweeps Australia for Seventh World Cup Win
Oct. 14: U.S. Men Race Past Russia at World Cup
Oct. 15: A Bronze Tale: U.S. Men Reach World Cup Podium

Schedule/Results

(All times PT)
Sept. 30: Argentina def. USA, 3-2 (25-21. 25-20, 19-25, 21-25, 15-12)
Oct. 1: USA def. Italy, 3-1 (19-25, 25-19, 25-14, 25-19
Oct. 3: USA def. Poland, 3-1 (25-19, 25-20, 24-26, 27-25)
Oct. 5: USA def. Japan, 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-20)
Oct. 5: USA def. Tunisia, 3-0 (25-10, 25-18, 25-17)
Oct. 9: USA def. Iran, 3-1 (25-18. 22-25, 25-18, 25-12)
Oct. 10: Brazil def. USA 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-17)
Oct. 11 USA def. Canada, 3-2 (21-25, 25-11, 20-25, 25-19, 15-13
Oct. 12: USA def. Australia, 3-0 (25-14, 25-13, 25-16)
Oct. 13: USA def. Russia, 3-0 (25-23, 25-11, 25-16)
Oct. 14: USA def. Egypt, 3-1 (22-25, 25-16, 25-14, 25-13)

Final Standings

1. Brazil, 32
3. Poland, 28
3. USA, 27
4. Japan, 22
5. Argentina, 19
6. Russia, 15
7. Italy, 14
8. Iran, 12
9. Canada, 12
10. Egypt, 8
11. Australia, 5
12. Australia, 4

Roster

No. Name (Pos, Height, Hometown, College)
1  Matt Anderson (Opp, 6-9, West Seneca, N.Y., Penn State)
2  Aaron Russell (OH, 6-9, Ellicott City, Md., Penn State)
4  Jeff Jendryk (MB, 6-10, Wheaton, Ill., Loyola of Chicago)
Mitch Stahl (MB, 6-8, Chambersburg, Pa., UCLA)
T.J. DeFalco (OH, 6-5, Huntington Beach, Calif., Long Beach State)
Michael Saeta (SS, 6-5, South Pasadena, Calif., UC Irvine)
10 James Shaw (Opp, 6-8, Woodside, Calif., Stanford)
11 C  Micah Christenson (S, 6-6, Honolulu, Southern California)
12  Max Holt (MB, 6-10, Cincinnati, Ohio, Penn State)
13  Ben Patch (Opp, 6-8, Provo, Utah, BYU)
14  Micah Ma'a (S, 6-3, Kaneohe, Hawaii, UCLA)
16  Josh Tuaniga (S, 6-3, Long Beach, Calif., Long Beach State)
17  Thomas Jaeschke (OH, 6-6, Wheaton, Ill., Loyola)
18  Garrett Muagututia (OH, 6-5, Oceanside, Calif., UCLA)
20  David Smith (MB, 6-7, Saugus, Calif., UC Irvine)
22  Erik Shoji (L, 6-0, Honolulu, Hawaii, Stanford)

Head Coach: John Speraw
Assistant Coaches: Rob Neilson and Brian Thornton
Consultant Coach: Mike Wall
Technical Coordinator: Nate Ngo
Athletic Trainer: Aaron Brock
Doctor: Andrew Gregory
Sports Psychologist: Bernard Whitney
Trainer: Tim Pelot