COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 27, 2016) – Can’t make it to Rio? You can still see the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team compete live this May in Southern California in the USAV Cup.

The U.S. Men will play Japan in two friendly matches on May 6 at the Galen Center at the University of Southern California and on May 11 at the Walter Pyramid at Long Beach State. Each match will begin at 7:30 p.m. PT.

The U.S. Men are the 2015 FIVB World Cup champions and ranked No. 5 in the world. Among the players expected to compete are World Cup MVP Matt Anderson, World Cup Best Setter Micah Christenson, World Cup Best Libero Erik Shoji and Olympic gold medalist Dave Lee.

“These matches will be a great chance for us to greet our fans in Southern California and thank them for their support before we head out on the road for World League and the Olympic Games,” U.S. Head Coach John Speraw said. “Japan is an exciting young team and these will be fun matches.”

Japan, ranked 14th in the world, will be preparing for the Asian Continental Olympic Qualifier. The U.S. Men will be preparing for the 2016 FIVB World League as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

2016 Men’s USAV Cup
USA vs Japan

May 6 at 7:30 p.m.: Galen Center at USC
May 11 at 7:30 p.m.: Walter Pyramid at Long Beach State