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Team USA: Athletes to watch in Wednesday’s Olympics events

We review which athletes from Team USA to keep your eye on in Wednesday’s events at the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics.

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The first day of the Summer Olympics is set to get started, and Team USA athletes will look to hit the ground running. Tokyo, Japan is 13 hours ahead of the Eastern Standard Time, so the first competition including the Americans will take place on Tuesday, July 20th.

USA Athletes to watch on Wednesday

The only Americans who are set to compete on Day 1 are in women’s soccer and softball, and both teams are the favorites to win the gold medals according to DraftKings Sportsbook. USA softball will match up with Italy at 11 p.m. ET on Tuesday, which is noon on Wednesday in Tokyo on NBC Sports Network. Team USA is -200 favorites to win gold in this event.

Later overnight, USA women’s soccer will see Sweden in a rematch of the 2016 quarterfinal loss. The match is scheduled for 4:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, which is 5:30 p.m. in Tokyo. Team USA women’s soccer is getting -165 odds to leave Tokyo with a gold medal. This game can be seen on USA Network.

If you are not in front of a television, NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports mobile app will have live streams of the events, but you’ll need a cable subscription for access. If you don’t have one, you can get a trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the events