The USWNT punched its ticket to the semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics soccer tournament with a victory over the Netherlands on penalty kicks. After the match, the kickoff time for their semifinal clash with Canada was announced and USA fans were not pleased.
Rather than being the latter of two semifinal start times (7:00 a.m. ET), the United States and Canada will battle it out at 4:00 a.m. ET on Monday morning. The second semifinal is Australia vs. Sweden.
Fans were quick to voice their displeasure, with some joking that there should be a trade.
You can check out some of the reactions below.
This is crap:
4am in Sweden is 10am. 4am in Australia is 6pm.
swap the games. common sense. https://t.co/o0iNpmqsvI
— Mike Medvin (@MikeMedvin) July 30, 2021
After that stressful USWNT game, we are awarded with another 4 am game pic.twitter.com/kDDDG3SUp5
— Emily (@emily_barton) July 30, 2021
— Kyle (@kylelockhart33) July 30, 2021
The fact that the #USWNT semifinal match is 4 AM EST on Monday for two countries in the same hemisphere 😭
— Alicia Anne Dahl, Ph.D. (@PubHealthDahl) July 30, 2021
Oh the price we pay for supporting our country and enjoying soccer. Such is life.