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World Cup Fans Have 'Get-Out-of-Work' Note from Team USA Coach

Team USA World Cup soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann has written a "Get Out of Work" note for American fans to use for Thursday's game.

Team USA World Cup soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann has written a "Get Out of Work" note for American fans. Credit: US Soccer Twitter account
Team USA World Cup soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann has written a "Get Out of Work" note for American fans. Credit: US Soccer Twitter account
Written by Deb Belt 

American soccer fans newly gripped by  2014 FIFA World Cup mania are pondering how long a lunch break they can take today to catch Team USA in its do-or-die match against Germany.


The game begins at noon ET and is carried on ESPN.


No worries. U.S. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann has posted a "Get Out of Work" excuse you can take to the boss. It's on the U.S. Soccer Twitter feed if you need to download it and present it to your supervisor. Klinsmann has already signed it, so you're good to go.


The soccer organization tweeted: "Need note to get out of work Thurs? @J_Klinsmann has you covered. Show your cool boss. It will def work! #LetsDoThis"


The U.S. must tie or defeat powerhouse Germany, earlier the top seed in the World cup, in order to move on to the next round. See a preview here of this Group G showdown.


According to Reuters News Service the full note reads:

"I understand that this absence may reduce the productivity of your workplace, but I can assure you that it is for an important cause," wrote Klinsmann.

"The #USMNT (U.S. Men's National Team) has a critical World Cup game vs Germany and we will need the full support of the nation if we are to advance to the next round.

"By the way, you should act like a good leader and take the day off as well. Go USA! Signed Jurgen Klinsmann, Head Coach, U.S. National team".

Get Off My Lawn June 26, 2014 at 02:51 PM
U.S. sucks.....as it should. Soccer is not an American sport.
Rollo Tomasi June 27, 2014 at 08:55 AM
Plenty of PEOPLE didn't need the note...
Justin Time June 28, 2014 at 06:39 AM
If it wasnt for all the media hype, soccer would not even be popular. Next, we will be paying for viewing soccer on our already over charged cable bill that places a surcharge on sports casting. Nice isnt it for those who have no interest in sports what so ever!

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