Team USA faces a familiar foe for an opportunity at gold.
Team USA plays for a chance at knockout stage revenge vs. Japan — and an opportunity at their first baseball gold medal in the Olympics — vs. the Republic of Korea on Thursday, Aug. 5.
Maybe the odds are in their favor: The United States knocked off Korea in a group-stage matchup 4-2, and Korea is coming off a potentially demoralizing, late-game loss to Japan on Wednesday morning.
The good news: Team USA is almost guaranteed to walk away from the Olympics with a medal of some sort. The winner of Thursday morning’s game will advance to the gold-medal game, while the loser faces the Dominican Republic bronze-medal game on Friday night.
Here’s how to catch the semi-final game on Thursday morning:
USA vs. Korea start time
- Date: Thursday, Aug. 5
- Time: 6 a.m. ET | 3 a.m. PT
Team USA baseball faces off against the Republic of Korea for a shot at the gold-medal game on Saturday on Thursday, Aug. 5 at 6 a.m. ET. The loser will head to the bronze-medal game on Friday night.
What channel is Team USA vs. Korea baseball on?
- TV channels: USA Network
- Live stream: NBCOlympics.com, NBC Sports app, fuboTV
Team USA and Korea face off for a chance at the gold-medal game, and you’ll be able to catch the game on the NBC Sports app. As currently scheduled, the game is going to be broadcast live on the USA Network.
FuboTV (7-day free trial) carries the NBC family of networks, meaning you can sign up to live stream Thursday’s game via their service, as well.
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?|
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.||TBD|
|9||Friday, Aug. 6||Dominican Republic vs. loser of Game 8||11 p.m.||TBD|
|10||Saturday, Aug. 7||Japan vs. winner of Game 8||6 a.m.||TBD|