The USA men’s water polo team will finish its summer in Strasbourg, at the World League Super Final (July 22 – 27).
The Americans, who won silver in the 2020/21 World League, won 6th place at the World Championships in Budapest. They arrive in France with high ambitions.
Team USA will compete with almost the same team as at the World Championships. Head coach Dejan Udovicic called up 12 players who took part in the World Championships. Only goalkeeper Drew Holland is missing. Jack Turner, goalkeeper of Spanish Mataro, will replace Holland.
The coaches enter 15-player rosters for the World League Super Final. Besides Turner, new names on Team USA, compared to the World Championships, are Tyler Abramson (Posillipo) and Kacper Langiewicz (Kaposvar).
USA’s roster – Goalkeepers: Adrian Weinberg, Jack Turner. Field players: Alex Bowen, Hannes Daube, Chase Dodd, Jake Ehrhardt, Matt Farmer, Thomas Gruwell, Ben Hallock, Max Irving, Ben Stevenson, Marko Vavic, Dylan Woodhead, Tyler Abramson, Kacper Langiewicz.
Group A: Australia (2nd place Intercontinental Cup), Serbia (1st Europe), and Spain (3rd Europe) and Montenegro (4th in Europe).
Group B: USA (1st place ICC), Italy (2nd Europe), Canada (4th ICC), and France (host).
After a three-day group stage (July 22 – 25), all teams will advance to the quarterfinals.