Powerhouse U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Takes The Field


The Opening Ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics isn’t until Friday, but televised competition on NBCUniversal channels has already kicked off. Wednesday will feature women’s soccer and softball, including powerhouse Team U.S.A. squads in each sport.

The U.S. Women’s Soccer team has won four Women’s World Cup titles (1991, 1999, 2015, and 2019), four Olympic gold medals (1996, 2004, 2008, and 2012), and eight CONCACAF Gold Cups. It medaled in every World Cup and Olympic tournament in women’s soccer from 1991 to 2015, before being knocked out in the quarterfinal of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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The U.S.A. Softball team is the most decorated program in the sport’s history, winning three consecutive Olympic Gold Medals in 1996, 2000 and 2004 and a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21 (all times Pacific)

Women’s Soccer: Great Britain vs. Chile: 12:30-2:30 a.m. (Live on Olympic Channel)

Women’s Soccer: China vs. Brazil: 1 a.m.-3 a.m. (Live on NBCSN)

Women’s Soccer: Sweden vs. U.S.: 1:30-3:30 a.m. (Live on USA)

Women’s Soccer: Japan vs. Canada: 3:30-5:30 a.m. (Live on NBCSN)

Women’s Soccer: Netherlands vs. Zambia<: 4-6 a.m. (Live on Olympic Channel)

Women’s Soccer: Australia vs. New Zealand: 4:30 a.m.-6:30 a.m. (Live on USA)

Softball: U.S. vs. Canada: 5-7 p.m. (Live on NBCSN)

Softball: Japan vs. Mexico: 8-10 p.m. (Live on NBCSN)

Softball: Italy vs. Australia: 11 p.m.-1 a.m. (Live on NBCSN)

THURSDAY, JULY 22 (all times Pacific)

Men’s Soccer: Egypt vs. Spain: 12:30 a.m.-2:30 a.m. (Live on Olympic Channel)

Men’s Soccer: Mexico vs. France: 1 a.m.-3 a.m. (Live on USA)

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Men’s Soccer: New Zealand vs. South Korea: 1 a.m.-3 a.m. (Live on NBCSN)

Men’s Soccer: Argentina vs. Australia: 3:30 a.m.-5:30 a.m. (Live on Olympic Channel)

Men’s Soccer: Japan vs. Russia: 4 a.m.-6 a.m. (Live on NBCSN)

Men’s Soccer: Brazil vs. Germany: 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (Live on USA)

Men’s & Women’s Rowing: 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m. (NBCSN)

Click here for the full schedule of NBCU Olympic programming through the Closing Ceremony.

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