How to watch the first US women's soccer games

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Even though opening ceremonies for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro aren't until Friday, some international contests for gold are underway. That includes women's soccer, and if you want to catch Team USA take the field against New Zealand at 3 p.m. PT, you can watch live online or join one of several viewing parties around Los Angeles.

Viewing Parties

Southern California chapters of American Outlaws, an unofficial support group for Team USA's men's and women's soccer teams, are hosting various viewing parties for Wednesday's showdown with New Zealand. 

  1. 1739 Public HouseJoin the L.A. chapter of American Outlaws from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Los Feliz. Happy hour is from 3 to 7 p.m. and includes free taquitos with the purchase of a beer.
  2. Shannon's On PineAmerican Outlaws in Long Beach will congregate to cheer on the women's soccer team at 3 p.m., which is the same time $3 happy hour starts at the sports bar.
  3. The Auld DublinerOrange County Outlaws will gather from 3 to 6 p.m. to watch the match and eat happy hour-priced fish and chips, fish tacos, sliders and street dogs. 
  4. Q's Billiard ClubJoin the Santa Monica American Outlaws from 3 to 5 p.m. in the downstairs area of Q's Billiard Club.

Live Stream

Throughout the Games, NBC will carry live streams and live feeds of various events. Watch the USA vs. New Zealand soccer match starting at 3 p.m. via live stream if you're stuck at work and can't make it to a bar or a television, but you’ll need to enter your cable or satellite subscription information first. If you're afraid you'll forget to tune in, you can even set a reminder for yourself to remember to watch your favorite events.

Visit stream.nbcolympics.com for the official stream and schedule of the Rio Games. If you don’t have cable service, the website gives you 30 minutes of temporary access — after that, you’ll have to rush to a T.V. to catch the game.  

Television

Tune in to the Soccer Channel or NBC Sports Network, which are both carrying the game at 3 p.m. You can check NBC's television listings throughout the Games to see which channels are carrying your favorite events. 

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With contributions from Kellie Galentine

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