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Fans Come out in Droves to Watch Midday U.S. vs. Germany World Cup Match

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Fans watch US vs. Germany match at the Paramount Fans watch US vs. Germany match at the Paramount
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -

Even though the game was in the middle of a work day, that didn't stop thousands from making it out in Charlottesville to watch the U.S. take on Germany in the World Cup.

Many people said they were surprised at how packed sports bars around the city were on a workday.

At Champion Brewery in downtown Charlottesville, it was standing room only, with a thick crowd of red, white, and blue-clad fans huddled around the televisions. The Paramount Theater also offered a free showing of the match, which resulted in a packed house.

The U.S. men’s soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann actually gave all Americans a get-out-of-work-free card to catch the game. He tweeted out an excuse note Wednesday - and for some people in Charlottesville, it actually worked.

One man says he showed Klinsmann's note to his boss, and was let off the hook for the day.

"I used Jurgen's little get-out-of-work note. He put a note on the Internet, got my boss to sign it, and here I am. Got to, you know, this is the most patriotic I ever feel, so got to come out and support the team,” said Olin Gordon, who watched the game at Champion Brewery.

Although the U.S. ended up falling to Germany 1 to 0, fans say the performance was strong and they expect a win in the next match.

The U.S. now has a record one win,one tie, and one loss in the 2014 World Cup. The team is now set to face the winner of Group H, which includes Belgium, Algeria, South Korea, and Russia, on Tuesday.

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