A rematch days in the making.
The United States is vying for their second Olympic gold medal, and to get there, they’ll face a familiar foe. Japan handed the United States their first loss of the Olympic tournament earlier in the week, and now they’ll meet on Saturday morning to be called the best in the world.
The United States handed Korea a tough 7-2 loss, with the bats coming alive late to punch their ticket to the gold-medal game. The U.S. has only lost one game all tournament, and it was to the host nation.
Should the U.S. win, it’ll be their second gold medal and their first in over 20 years, standing on the top step of the podium at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. Japan is searching for their first gold medal.
USA vs. Japan start time
- Date: Saturday, Aug. 7
- Time: 6 a.m. ET | 3 a.m. PT
Team USA baseball faces off against Japan for a shot at the gold medal on Saturday on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 6 a.m. ET.
The game will be re-aired on tape delay on the USA Network (time TBD).
What channel is USA vs. Japan baseball on?
- TV channel: NBC Sports (live), USA Network (replay)
- Live stream: NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports app; fuboTV
The game can be watched live on the NBC Sports network. The game will be re-aired on the USA Network following the conclusion of the matchup live.
You will be able to stream the game on the NBC Sports app and NBCOlympics.com (cable subscription required).
Olympics live streams
NBC’s streaming service, Peacock, will provide coverage of select live events, including track and field, gymnastics and basketball. A Peacock Premium subscription (no ads) costs $4.99 per month.
|Streaming option||Cable subscription needed?||Free?||Cost||Free trial?|
|AT&T TV Now||No||No||$69.99/month||No|
|Hulu Plus Live TV||No||No||$64.99/month||Yes|
USA baseball schedule 2021
|Game No.||Date||Matchup||Start time (ET)||Result|
|1||Saturday, July 31||Mexico vs. Israel||11 p.m.||Israel, 12-5 (MEX eliminated)|
|2||Sunday, Aug. 1||Dominican Republic vs. Republic of Korea||6 a.m.||Korea, 4-3|
|3||Sunday, Aug. 1||Israel vs. Republic of Korea||11 p.m.||Korea, 11-1|
|4||Monday, Aug. 2||United States vs. Japan||6 a.m.||Japan, 7-6 (10)|
|5||Tuesday, Aug. 3||Israel vs. Dominican Republic||6 a.m.||DR, 7-6 (ISR eliminated)|
|6||Tuesday, Aug. 3||Dominican Republic vs. United States||11 p.m.||USA 3, DR 1|
|7||Wednesday, Aug. 4||Republic of Korea vs. Japan||6 a.m.||Japan 5, Korea 2|
|8||Thursday, Aug. 5||United States vs. Republic of Korea||6 a.m.||USA, 7-2|
|9||Friday, Aug. 6||Dominican Republic vs. Republic of Korea (Bronze-medal game)||11 p.m.||DR 10, Korea 6|
|10||Saturday, Aug. 7||Japan vs. United States (Gold-medal game)||6 a.m.||TBD|