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U.S. water polo team to host Hungary, Croatia in exhibitions here

May 23, 2012|By Kevin Baxter
  • Tony Azevedo is the captain of the U.S. water polo team and one of 11 former Olympians on the current squad.
Tony Azevedo is the captain of the U.S. water polo team and one of 11 former… (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles…)

With a last round of roster cuts looming ahead of this summer's London Olympics, U.S. Water Polo Coach Terry Schroeder will get one final look at his team in action when it plays a series of exhibitions in Southern California against Croatia and Hungary, the defending Olympic champion, beginning Saturday at Newport Harbor High School.

Schroeder needs to trim three players from a 16-man roster that includes 11 former Olympians, among them three-time Olympians Tony Azevedo, the team captain, and Ryan Bailey.

The U.S. won silver in Beijing in 2008, losing to Hungary in the final.

The final team will be named June 5 in a ceremony at the LA84 Foundation in Los Angeles.

Tickets are available at the USA Water Polo website.

The schedule:

May 26: USA vs. Croatia (Newport Harbor High School) 6 p.m.
May 27: USA vs. Hungary (Newport Harbor High School) noon, NBC Sports Network
May 28: Croatia vs. Hungary (Newport Harbor High School) 5 p.m.
May 31: USA vs. Hungary (UCLA) 7 p.m.
June 1: USA vs. Croatia (Rose Bowl Aquatics Center) 7 p.m.

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