What to Watch Olympics Day 5
Tuesday August 9th
Men’s Rugby 9am/8c NBCSN
The Men’s rugby tournament begins early in the morning. The United States will face Argentina in their opening match. Should be an easy win for the US. The Eagles will look to go 2-1 or 3-0 in group play, their group includes Argentina, Brazil and Fiji. The Fijians will be the most difficult match for the Americans as they are one of the top teams in the World.
Men’s Volleyball (USA v Italy) 2pm/1c NBC
The Americans were completely outclassed by the Canadians on Sunday and desperately need a bounce-back win. A bevy of service errors, poor passing and lack of court awareness did the US in on Sunday. The hope is that the US was just shaking off the rust and getting used to playing in Rio, but man was that match ugly. They get a decent Italian side in their 2nd match and while it might be early, I think this is a must-win for the United States.
Women’s Soccer (USA v Colombia) 6pm/5c NBCSN
The USWNT looks to close out the group and finish first win a win or draw against the Colombians. Coming off of a huge wins against France, expect the US to cruise against a weaker Colombian side. In two matches this year, the United States has beaten Colombia by a combined 10-0. This one shouldn’t be close, I’d look for a 3-0 or 4-0 win for the US as they advance as the top team into the knockout stage.