Jun 1, 2014

U.S. Men vs Iran Coming in August

USA Volleyball has released the dates and sites for the USAV Cup matches featuring the U.S. Men’s National Team playing Iran.

The matches will help both teams prepare for the 2014 FIVB Men’s World Championship on Aug. 30-Sept. 21 in Poland. The U.S. Men are ranked No. 4 in the world while Iran is ranked No. 12, but is on the move. Iran is the two time Asian zonal champion 

On Aug. 9, the two teams will play at 7 p.m. at the Galen Center on the campus of the University of Southern California. (Get tickets)

On Aug. 13, they will play at 7 p.m. at the Anaheim Convention Center. (Get tickets)

On Aug. 15, the teams will square off at 7 p.m. at San Diego State University. (Ticketmaster or SDSU ticket site)

On Aug. 16, they will face each other at 7 p.m. at Pauley Pavilion at UCLA.

The U.S. Men, ranked No. 4 in the world by the FIVB, will be looking for a measure of revenge against Iran after losing to the Asian continental champions at the 2013 FIVB Grand Champions Cup, 28-26, 19-25, 19-25, 27-25, 18-16. The United States has a 2-1 record against Iran since 1980. In 2013, Iran made its debut in the FIVB World League and finished ninth. It took victories over Serbia, Italy, Germany and Cuba.