The mens national volleyball team is in Dallas gearing up for the 2016 Olympics. USA is in a round-robin pool with Russia, Bulgaria and Australia for the FIVB World League competition at the Dallas Convention Center July 1-3.
If they win two of the three matches, they'll advance to the final round in Poland in mid-July. Most of the players compete professionally over-seas, so this time together in Dallas is critical as they prepare for the Olympics.
Russia is the team to beat this weekend as they're the defending Olympic champions from 2012. However, the U.S. Men have won the World League in 2008 and 2014, plus a 3rd place finish in 2015.