Block, smash, ACE! Better load up on your volleyball terminology because #TeamUSA’s quarterfinals game is finally here! Watch the men compete against Poland on Aug. 17 at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. Click here to watch the CRUCIAL game LIVE.
Let’s get ready to rumble in Rio! Stepping onto the court on Aug. 17 are #TeamUSA and #TeamPoland who will face off in the quarterfinals at 1PM EST — and it’s sure to be a nail-biting match! Poland is currently the number TWO volleyball team in the world, as they only lost to #TeamRussia on the fourth day of preliminary play, while USA suffered two bitter defeats early on to Italy and Canada at the start of the Olympics. CLICK HERE TO WATCH USA VS. POLAND MEN’S INDOOR VOLLEYBALL LIVE STREAM.
Making the game even more interesting is the fact that EIGHT players on USA’s men’s volleyball team are first-timers in the Olympics, which means their skill set compared to other Olympians is a little hard to measure. Meanwhile, hosting country Brazil has already secured their spot in the quarterfinals, and will be facing off against their South American neighbor, Argentina, next. These are the teams that #TeamUSA is up against in the quarterfinals — Poland, Italy, Iran, Brazil, and Argentina, Russia, and Canada.
Under the talented eye of coach John Speraw, #TeamUSA dominated #TeamMexico on Aug. 15. “I am really happy to get this win and move on to the quarterfinals, when early on in this tournament, it looked like it was going to be a difficult challenge,” John told FIVB. But the fight is not over! Outside hitter Taylor Sander admits that the road to the quarterfinals has been a bumpy one! “Those first two matches, we weren’t playing USA volleyball. We weren’t aggressive, we weren’t giving our heart every single point.” Let’s hope #TeamUSA turns it up a notch!
HollywoodLifers, will YOU be watching the suspenseful game on Aug. 17? Share your support on Twitter with the #TeamUSA hashtag!