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Jurgen Klinsmann Wants You To Skip Work For the World Cup Thursday

RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 25: Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann of the United States speaks to the media prior to training at Arena Pernambuco on June 25, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
RECIFE, BRAZIL - JUNE 25: Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann of the United States speaks to the media prior to training at Arena Pernambuco on June 25, 2014 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Getty Images

Are we sure this guy’s German?

US men’s national team soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann eschewed the all-work, no-fun ethic of his home country Wednesday by providing American workers with a form letter to give to their bosses as an excuse to take off work Thursday. Not going to make any new BMWs that way.

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The US plays Germany at noon on Thursday. The mayor is hosting a viewing party at City Hall. A win or a tie vs. Germany will advance the Americans into the next round, but there are other ways in which they can advance.

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