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USA Water Polo Men's National Team To Host Pre-Olympic Competitions Throughout May In Southern California

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Thursday, 10 May, 2012 to Thursday, 31 May, 2012

Huntington Beach, Calif. – April 17, 2012— May will be a busy month for the USA Men's Senior National Team, and an exciting time for water polo fans, with over ten competition dates scheduled for Southern California. Team USA will welcome two of the top teams in the world when Hungary and Croatia visit for an exhibition series, including a live televised match on the NBC Sports Network. The squad will also host Canada and Brazil as part of the FINA World League Prelims, and athletes will return to their club teams for a weekend of games at the 2012 Fisher Cup. All the action begins with the FINA World League Prelims, set for May 10-13 at Foothill High School in Tustin, California. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased by clicking here.

Huntington Beach, Calif. – April 17, 2012— May will be a busy month for the USA Men's Senior National Team, and an exciting time for water polo fans, with over ten competition dates scheduled for Southern California. Team USA will welcome two of the top teams in the world when Hungary and Croatia visit for an exhibition series, including a live televised match on the NBC Sports Network. The squad will also host Canada and Brazil as part of the FINA World League Prelims, and athletes will return to their club teams for a weekend of games at the 2012 Fisher Cup. All the action begins with the FINA World League Prelims, set for May 10-13 at Foothill High School in Tustin, California. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased by clicking here.

From there, the action heads south, to the University of California-San Diego on May 19 and 20 for the annual Fisher Cup, named for the late Donald Fisher, founder of The Gap, and USA Water Polo benefactor. National Team athletes return to their clubs including the likes of the New York Athletic Club, The Olympic Club and the Newport Water Polo Foundation. Tickets for this event will be available on-site.

Team USA has saved the best for last when Hungary and Croatia visit for common training and an exhibition series in late May and early June. Team USA will host Croatia on May 26 at 6pm at Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach, CA and then return the following day on May 27 to take on Hungary, in a rematch of the 2008 Olympic Games Gold Medal final, at 12pm. The May 27 match will also be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network. The action at Newport Harbor High School will conclude on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, when Hungary and Croatia meet at 5pm. Tickets for all USA matches at Newport Harbor High School cost $40 for adults and $30 for children and seniors. Pre-sale tickets are available at a reduced price, by clicking here.

The exhibition series closes out with a change of venues. Team USA will battle Hungary once more on May 31 at 7pm at UCLA's Spieker Aquatics Center in Los Angeles, CA. The United States then closes out competition with a match against Croatia on June 1 at 7pm at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center in Pasadena, CA. Tickets for these matches are currently on-sale, to purchase tickets for the match at UCLA, click here, for the match at Rose Bowl, click here.

USA Water Polo Men's National Team Upcoming Schedule

May 10-13 - FINA World League Prelims - Foothill High School - Tustin, CA
May 10 - USA vs. Brazil 6pm
May 11 - Canada vs. Brazil 10:30am
May 11 - Brazil vs. USA Junior National Team 4:30pm
May 11 - USA vs. Canada 6pm
May 12 - Canada vs. Brazil 10:30am
May 12 - USA vs. Brazil 6pm
May 13 - USA vs. Canada 11am

May 19-20 - Fisher Cup - UC-San Diego - San Diego, CA

May 26-June 1 - Hungary/Croatia Exhibition Series - Southern California
May 26 - USA vs. Croatia 6pm - Newport Harbor HS - Newport Beach, CA
May 27 - USA vs. Hungary 12pm - Newport Harbor HS - Newport Beach, CA
May 28 - Croatia vs. Hungary 5pm - Newport Harbor HS - Newport Beach, CA
May 31 - USA vs. Hungary 7pm - UCLA - Los Angeles, CA
June 1 - USA. vs. Croatia 7pm - Rose Bowl Aquatics Center - Pasadena, CA

About USA Water Polo
USA Water Polo, Inc. is the national governing body for water polo in America, overseeing our United States Olympic program as well as 20 different championship events annually, such as Junior Olympics and Masters National Championships. With more than 40,000 members, USAWP is also the sanctioning authority for more than 500 Member Clubs and more than 400 tournaments nationwide. USAWP is committed to the development of the sport nationwide. It fosters grass-roots expansion of the sport, providing a national system of affiliated clubs, certified coaches and officials.

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