American fans may still be celebrating Alex Morgan's game-winning goal, which sent the United States into a Gold Medal showdown with Japan on Thursday.
But Christine Sinclair, who netted a hat trick for Canada in this semifinal soccer matchup, has a very different reaction to the outcome. She feels screwed by the referees.
"We're disappointed and upset. We felt that the referee took it away from us," the Canadian captain tells the AFP. "We feel like we didn't lose, we feel like it was taken from us. It's a shame in a game like that, which is so important, that the ref decided the result before the game started."
Sinclair's beef stems from two key penalties called against Canada: First, a very unusual time-wasting penalty was called against goalie Erin McLeod. It resulted in a free kick for the U.S., which led to another controversial call, this one a hand ball.
"In an important match it's a disappointment that the referee had such an impact on it. We feel cheated," Sinclair said.
Canadian coach John Herdman backs up his star, referring to the whistle blows as "bizarre" and adding: "If the United States were honest, they'd know they got lucky."