Mike Tolkin, the new coach of the USA Eagles, has confirmed that loose forward Todd Clever will retain the national captaincy.
Tolkin took over from Eddie O'Sullivan at the helm of the Eagles in February and has made his first major decision in the position by sticking with Clever.
"Todd has been an exceptional leader and representative of USA Rugby during his stint as captain. He leads through his hard and uncompromising play and through his extensive experience at the international level," Tolkin told the Official USA Rugby website.
"I look forward to me and the staff working together with Todd and the rest of the squad to continue to improve the Eagles for the American fans."
Clever, who made his international debut in 2003, has captained the Eagles 20 times since 2008 and led them at last year's World Cup.