USA Men beat Brazil to stay undefeated in London


London, Great Britain, August 2, 2012 – USA and Bulgaria are the sole teams with an immaculate record of 3 wins in as many matches in the men’s volleyball tournament of the XXX Summer Olympiad after they edged Brazil and Australia respectively on Thursday at Earls Court.


With the stands always fully packed, the real highlight of the day – a remake of the last Olympic final from Beijing – was followed by some 15,000 fans who witnessed Team USA cruise to a 3-1 (23-25, 27-25, 25-19, 25-17) win that confirms their credentials for possible back-to-back Olympic titles even though the group has undergone some major changes in comparison with the last Olympic Games.


Three US American players finished the game in double digits with Clayton Stanley scoring 19 points, while Reid Priddy and Matthew Anderson registered 17 and 14 respectively. Leandro Vissotto paced Brazil with 17 but the difference was made by USA’s aces and blocks (9-5 and 6-2) to re-confirm that the guys mentored by Alan Knipe are in a great shape and ready to go for back-to-back Olympic crowns.