U.S. Men to Host Brazil for USAV Cup

By B.J. Hoeptner Evans (bj.evans@usav.org) | April 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. (ET)

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 12, 2017) – Volleyball fans can relive the excitement of last summer’s Olympic Games when the U.S. Men’s National Team hosts Brazil for two USAV Cup international matches on Aug. 18-19 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

The U.S. Men beat Brazil in pool play at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil went on to win the gold medal while the United States took bronze.

Brazil is the No. 1-ranked team in the world while the U.S. is No. 2. Among the U.S. players expected to compete are 2016 Olympic medalists Matt Anderson, Micah Christenson, Max Holt, Taylor Sander, Erik Shoji and Thomas Jaeschke, a native of Wheaton, Ill., and a star at Loyola of Chicago.

“Our matches with Brazil are always exciting,” U.S. Head Coach John Speraw said. “At that time of year, both teams should be playing some of their best volleyball heading into the FIVB 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 7:30 p.m.

Tickets will go on sale April 14. Individual and group rates are available. Visit searscentre.com to purchase your tickets.