The U.S. Men (8-2) hung tough and came away with a 3-2 (15-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-14, 15-8) win against France, the reigning Olympic gold medalist. Both teams secured slots in the VNL Final Round as the U.S. earned two points for the win and France earned one for losing in five.
Playing the No. 1 team in the world less than 24 hours after beating Bulgaria took its toll on the U.S. Men, who gave themselves chances to win but fell to Poland 3-1 (21-25, 25-23, 26-24, 25-22) on Sunday in Sofia, Bulgaria
The U.S. Men’s National Team hung tough and had its chances but fell to Iran on Thursday, 3-0 (25-18, 29-27, 27-25) in the United States’ first loss of the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Nations League in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Olympians T.J. DeFalco and Erik Shoji made their 2022 debuts with the U.S. Men’s National Team on Wednesday and helped it to a 3-1 (26-24, 23-25, 25-23, 25-20) FIVB Volleyball Nations League win over Serbia in Sofia, Bulgaria