Jun 26, 2014 7:42 AM by Chelsea DeCesare
Today's USA-Germany World Cup match promises to be one big watch party, whether you're indoors or out. That's because a win or a tie would catapult Team USA into the knockout round. Don't fret if you're not in Brazil; there's any number of ways to take in the showdown from afar.
Let's just say work productivity won't be at its highest. The game falls on a on a weekday, but that's not going to stop millions of Americans from tuning in for the 10 MT kickoff.(Sunday's United States' 2-2 draw with Portugal was the most-watched soccer game ever in the U.S.)
All of the matches are available online through the World Cup's official television networks.
Massive outdoor viewing parties are scheduled in cities big and small across the U.S. Bostonians can join Mayor Marty Walsh at City Hall Plaza, Chicago expects a huge crowd in Grant Park, a 14-by-19-foot TV is the center of the action at Power and Light District in Kansas City and Major League Soccer's LA Galaxy is hosting a watch party at the Hermosa Beach pier in California.
And if you're a Germany fan, the German Embassy has got you covered. It is presenting a World Cup festival in Dupont Circle Park in Washington. "We want to see fans for each country decked out in team colors fill the circle, where the match will be broadcast on large screens," the embassy says.
Can't take the day off from work to watch the game? There's always the off-off-chance President Barack Obama will declare Thursday a national holiday, as one petition to the White House has suggested.