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USA loses, 1-0, still advances to round of 16

Stop by and chat it up as United States takes on Germany in the final World Cup game of the group stages.

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First and foremost it is not too late to submit this to miss work and watch the game, but unless your boss is a real jerk you may not even need this. Cover your bases all.


Now, I am not this huge fútbol soccer fan but World Cup and big time international soccer is a big deal and fun to watch. Plus, this is for the United States and not some club team playing in CONCACAF or some other regional tournament.

For those soccer novices, like myself, here is a good preview of this huge German vs. USA game later today.

The United States only need a tie to move on against Germany but don't look for these two teams to just pass the ball at midfield for 90 minutes. Each team will actually play soccer today but if there is a tie after 50 or 60 minutes then we could see each team reign it in.

The one issue for the United States is that their prior game was played in the Amazon in Manaus and each team to play there lost their next game, and then add in Germany has had one more day of rest.

ALSO... the weather is crazy right now in Recife, Brazil, as there is massive flooding and a chance that the game could be postponed.

So, why not take the day, or half day, off of work to watch this match.

Here are the match details.

Match Date/Time: June 26, 12  p.m. ET

Venue: Arena Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

TV: ESPN (U.S. English), ESPN Deportes (U.S. Spanish), BBC One (U.K.), CBC (Canada), RTP1 (Portugal)

U.S. Announcers: Ian Darke, Taylor Twellman

Online: ESPN3 (U.S.), BBC iPlayer (U.K.), CBC Live Streaming (Canada)

Radio: ESPN Radio