Why Isn’t Google Running Its Women’s World Cup Doodle in the USA? [UPDATED]

Members of the University of Mary Washington Women's Soccer team practice April 16, 2015 at the University of Mary Washington, a coed school and Division III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, hosted by Canada, will be held from June 6th to July 5th. AFP PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI
Women in America, getting ready to play some soccer. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

To mark the beginning of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada today, Google released another one of its beautiful doodles. Weirdly, the image isn’t running for search users in the United States.

What makes it even stranger: the women’s team is favored to do very well, according to USA Today.

Google doesn’t run every Doodle everywhere. On the official page for the feature, it shows a world map where every country where a doodle is live is shown in blue. Here’s the page for today’s Women’s World Cup doodle—the USA is left out.

US Soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo talks to the press during the US Women's National Team World Cup Media Day on May 27, in New York City. The FIFA Womens World Cup will be held in Canada, June 6 to July 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY
U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Goalkeeper Hope Solo probably wonders why Google isn’t telling her fans about the World Cup kickoff. (Photo: Timothy A. Clary /AFP/Getty Images)

Which is strange, because Google made a big deal about what it means for women on its blog today, including a great infographic on the disparity between men’s and women’s searches in sports.

It’s also odd because it’s not as if it got bumped by a doodle more specifically American. There’s no special Doodle running on Google’s main page today. The page looks just as it normally does in the U.S.

The women’s soccer doodle isn’t the only one running today. A doodle is also commemorating Denmark Constitution Day today, as well, but it makes a bit more sense that it’s running in only one country, France (just kidding, it’s in Denmark).

UPDATE: Today, Monday, June 8th, the Women’s World Cup Doodle is showing exclusively in the United States, marking the U.S. Women’s first match. Google did not respond to requests for comment on Friday. Why Isn’t Google Running Its Women’s World Cup Doodle in the USA? [UPDATED]