Best news out of USA women’s volleyball since 2002…at least as far as it concerns world powerhouse and archrival Brazil. The U.S. women upset Brazil for the first time since, well, 2002, and pulled a Boston Red Sox on them to boot, going down 0-2 in the best-of-five match before rallying to win the final three games. Team USA is still undefeated in the FIVB World Cup, the first of three Olympic qualifying tournaments – and only Team Italy can match that record. There are three Olympic berths up for grabs in this event – and Team USA is doing everything right so far in making sure they come home with one of them.
For readers of Chinese, Team USA coach Jenny Lang Ping, a Chinese volleyball legend and star of the 1984 Olympic-gold-medal-winning Chinese team, writes a blog on Chinese web portal Sohu.com. Great reading to get the latest scoop on how things are going with Team USA in Japan.