USA vs. Korea time, channel, TV schedule to watch 2021 Olympic baseball semifinals

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: 

MORE: Watch the Olympics live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)

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:, 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.

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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?
Peacock No Yes
Peacock Premium No No $4.99/month Yes
fuboTV No No $64.99/month Yes
AT&T TV Now No No $69.99/month No
Hulu Plus Live TV No No $64.99/month Yes
YouTube 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. 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

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