Long-time soccer fans have likely, at one point or another, had the experience of sitting on their couch, watching a big game at some unreasonable hour, and having to either yell into a pillow or bite their own hand so as to not wake up housemates or the rest of the family.
With the women’s soccer world championship set to kick off on July 20 in New Zealand and Australia, American fans once again find time zones working against their sleep schedule; while the first two U.S. matches will kick off at 6 p.m., the group stage finale begins at midnight on August 1 – and the final is set for the 20th at 3:00 a.m.
Still, showing up is part of being a fan, and it’s worth making plans to cheer on the women’s team (and yes, show some support for women’s sports as a whole.) Even with the clock working against the U.S. soccer supporters, there will be several places in Los Angeles to grab some food, a pour of Johnnie Walker, and a seat in front of a television to root on the States – or any other country – without having the neighbors complaining about the overnight noise. Here are a few of our favorites.Read More