Springfield World Cup Fans Gather to Watch U.S. vs. Germany

By Brett Martin | bmartin@kolr10.com

Published 06/26 2014 11:37AM

Updated 06/26 2014 11:39AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The big story that has people talking across the country today is the U.S.A. versus Germany World Cup game.

The USA game started at 11:00 am Springfield time from Brazil. U.S. soccer fans - old and new- are gathering to watch the game.

KOLR10's Brett Martin is live at Big Whiskey's on Battlefield Road in Springfield where people are watching that game closely. Brett" "No one, even the coach himself, thought the U.S. would be here at this stage of the World Cup.

It's not a win or go home scenario, but a win would shoot the U.S. into the knockout stages of the World Cup. Minutes from now, millions will hover over their television, computer, smart phone to see the match.

 According to bleacherreport.com, 18.2 million people watched the heartbreaker Sunday when the U.S. played Portugal to a draw. That's more than any NBA final game and the most for a soccer game. No matter the time of day, people are watching."

One local fan, when asked if he was skipping work to watch the game, told us; "I am, yes. I a pastor, so I'm good. Nobody's going to care."

Brett: What's your predication, how's the US going to fare? "I think we're going to lose. The problem is, if we lose, I'm going to be devastated all day. If we win, I'll be so excited. So, the whole day is ruined. I'd be happy with a draw."

So for the next two hours, don't expect much work as Americans root on the team that could. Here's how it plays out, the us need a win or draw to move on, if they lose, they need help from team Ghana to knock off Portugal.

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