United States of AmericaCoach: Robert Hedin
USA Team Handball
United States of America
Key players: Aboubakar Fofana (left back), Gary Hines (left back)
For a country as big as the USA it is not easy to bring all their athletes together in between competition periods: “We are grateful for the chance to play at this tournament, since it gives our team more time together,” highlights USA assistant coach Mark Ortega.
He and head coach Robert Hedin were able to see the squad’s progress over different friendly matches – for example, they faced Puerto Rico three times. “Our team’s defence has been strong and continued to develop over the last year.
“It will be the first time for some of our athletes to compete against some of these countries. We are excited to learn and develop our region,” he asserts.
The United States want to go step by step at Santo Domingo 2019: “Our aim is to get better after each game. We would like to correct mistakes, continue growing and fight to win every game.”
Group D at Santo Domingo 2019: USA, Cuba, Barbados