Thanks Jurgen Klinsmann, this is exactly what we needed. With the USMNT’s World Cup match against Germany — arguably the biggest day in U.S. soccer history — approaching on June 26, the head coach sent out a note asking bosses around the country to let their employees take off and cheer on the team.
The United States Men’s National Team has one of their most important tests ever against Germany in the 2014 World Cup on June 26, and head coach Jurgen Klinsmann wants to make sure his team has the full support of the country behind them. With the game scheduled for the middle of the workday, the USMNT coach penned a hilarious letter that just may serve as the ultimate excuse for those looking to skip work to watch the match.
Jurgen Klinsmann Urges Everyone To Take The Day Off For USA Vs. Germany
The U.S. Soccer Twitter page sent out Jurgen’s note on June 25, a day before the USA-Germany showdown:
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) June 25, 2014
Jurgen then tweeted out the letter himself, which insists that the U.S. “will need the full support of the nation if we are to advance to the next round,” while urging bosses to “act like a good leader and take the day off as well.”
This is just the best thing ever (especially because Jurgen is originally from Germany — we’ve converted him!) and it just speaks to how soccer is blowing up in the United States in a big way this time around. World Cup fever has never been stronger.
While our boss didn’t buy Jurgen’s “get out of work free” note (the game will definitely be on all our office TVs though!), we’d love to hear if any of YOU got to take the day thanks to the USMNT’s note. Let us know in the comments below!
— Andrew Gruttadaro