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Sick Day Soccer Note Goes Viral

Item: Here’s your get out of jail free card, courtesy of Coach Jurgen Klinsmann! Since the United States versus Germany World Cup game was in the middle of the day, the U.S. team coach tweeted out a “sick” excuse in the form of a note for people to use to get off of work and out of obligations so they could support Team USA in the tournament.  Watch the video

Why it Matters: 
As soccer fever sweeps the nation, it is uniting generations and building new communities of fandom. Fandom is no longer just about cheering on the team with your friends; it’s about cheering on your team with everyone else—creating a communal experience. This is driving both online and offline groups to form, organize, and celebrate together—instead of just celebrating with those that they know.

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