Overview

Team profile

USA

The United States come into the World Cup in great form after winning the World Grand Prix. At the Pan American Games another USA team won gold after sweeping Brazil. It has been a successful 12 months for coach Karch Kiraly who also led his side to gold at the 2014 World Championship. They won medals at the previous three World Cups, but not gold. After several appearances without success, including six campaigns between 1973 and 1999, they won consecutive bronze medals in 2003 and 2007, and in 2011 they went one better and won silver.

At the 2014 World Grand Prix they finished fifth in the Intercontinental Round, having won the competition three times between 2010 and 2012. In 2013 the US were sixth, but won silver at the Grand Champions Cup. Since finishing runners-up at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, they have never been out of the top two places in the FIVB world rankings. They displaced Brazil at No.1 after their silver medal at the 2011 World Cup. Brazil regained top spot in September 2013 after they ended USA’s three-season reign as World Grand Prix champions. But USA took the gold medal at the NORCECA Continental Championships in September 2013 and returned to the top of the rankings after winning World Championship gold in Italy last year.

Coach

Kiraly Karch

Kiraly Karch

Charles ‘Karch' Kiraly, widely considered the best player of all time, was promoted from assistant to head coach of the United States women's team in 2012. Kiraly led them to gold at the 2014 World Championships and wins at the Pan American Cup and the NORCECA Continental Championship in 2013. He finally captured a World Grand Prix medal this year, with the United States clinching the top spot in Group 1. The team had finished sixth in 2013 and fifth in the Intercontinental Round of Group 1 in 2014, after failing to qualify for the Final Six. As a player, Kiraly is the only player to have won Olympic gold in both indoor and beach volleyball.

Staff

  • Team Manager Sheldon Denise
  • Assistant coach Morrison Jamie
  • Second Assistant Coach Black Thomas
  • Doctor Briner William/Gregory Andrew
  • Physiotherapist Wosmek Jill

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
China
11 10 1 6 4 0 0 0 1 30 30 7 4.285 900 658 1.367
2
Serbia
11 10 1 6 0 4 0 1 0 26 31 11 2.818 964 739 1.304
3
USA
11 9 2 8 1 0 1 0 1 28 29 7 4.142 859 617 1.392
4
Russia
11 9 2 8 0 1 1 1 0 27 30 8 3.750 889 702 1.266
5
Japan
11 7 4 6 0 1 2 2 0 22 27 14 1.928 922 779 1.183
6
Korea
11 5 6 4 1 0 1 1 4 16 18 19 0.947 816 787 1.036
7
Dominican Republic
11 5 6 2 3 0 1 1 4 16 18 21 0.857 835 859 0.972
8
Argentina
11 4 7 3 0 1 1 1 5 12 15 23 0.652 738 819 0.901
9
Cuba
11 4 7 1 2 1 0 1 6 11 13 25 0.520 740 876 0.844
10
Kenya
11 2 9 1 0 1 0 1 8 5 7 29 0.241 683 844 0.809
11
Peru
11 1 10 1 0 0 2 2 6 5 9 30 0.300 732 899 0.814
12
Algeria
11 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 33 0.000 326 825 0.395

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