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WL: “Matches against Serbia are unique challenge for us” said Speraw

by WoV
source: teamusa.org; photo:fivb.org

It will be a battle of unbeaten teams this weekend in Chicago when the USA men’s national team will play against Serbia in two FIVB World League matches.

John Speraw during the FIVB Men's Volleyball World League

John Speraw

Both team USA and Serbia go into Friday and Saturday’s matches (19:00 CT each night) at 4-0. Serbia  leads FIVB World League Pool B thanks to its better point’s ratio.

That’s always fun when you have a match between two teams at the top of the pool,” said USA’s head coach John Speraw.

Serbia is an exceptional volleyball team. They play the game very well. They control the ball very well. They have a really high-level service game. It will present for us another really unique challenge.”

For USA’s captain and Olympic gold medalist Sean Rooney, the matches against Serbia and the next weekend against Bulgaria, mean playing in front of friends and family.

It’s a dream summer for me,” Rooney said. “You can’t even put pressure on me because it’s just too special to feel pressure from fans and family having the opportunity to see you play.”

USA has not played against Serbia since the first match of the 2012 Olympic Games, where the U.S. won 3-0. Now, score in the victories is 11-13 for Serbia (or Serbia & Montenegro) since 1980.


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