competing for men’s volleyball Pan American
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, May 23, 2010 – The Fifth
Men’s Pan American Cup starts on Monday with the
participation of nine teams from NORCECA and
South America Confederations.
The top ranked team of the tournament not
already qualified to the 2011 edition of FIVB
World League will have the chance to enter in
the playoff competition for the 15th
and 16th spots of next year’s premier
annual men’s volleyball event.
Until last year the Men’s Pan American Cup was
reserved for NORCECA’s teams and the USA
representative won three of the four editions
since 2006. Mexico won in 2007.
Teams competing this year are: Brazil, Colombia
and Canada in Pool A, Puerto Rico, Mexico and
USA in Pool B and Dominican Republic, Argentina
and Venezuela in Pool C.
The three daily matches will be aired on
national television and the action for the
opening day features Brazil v Colombia,
Dominican Republic v Argentina and Mexico v
Puerto Rico at Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San
Juan with capacity for 15, 000 spectators.
The two pool winners with best points-ratio will
advance directly to the semifinal round and the
third will compete in the quarterfinals against
the three second place teams.
Last year’s event was played in Chiapas, Mexico
where USA successfully defended the title but
not before a sensational final five-setter
against Canada that finished 32-30, 16-25,
24-26, 25-17, 15-12.
2006 USA DOM CAN
2007 MEX PUR CUB
2008 USA CAN DOM
2009 USA CAN DOM