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Fans take to streets to watch USA-Germany
by Paul Kennedy, June 27th, 2014 1:14AM

TAGS:  men's national team, soccer business, world cup 2014


[BRAZIL 2014] The cost to American businesses of lost wages from workers who skipped work to watch the USA-Germany game on Thursday was put at $350 million. But they returned to work happy after watching the USA advance to the round of 16 despite their loss to Germany. Thousands turned out at public gatherings and watch parties at bars and restaurants to watch the game.

Elsewhere, employers brought in pizza and drinks so their workers would at least watch the match at the office. So many fans were watching the game streamed on their computers or digital devices that some companies monitored bandwidth utilization to prevent their networks from going down. ESPN reported a record 1.7 viewers were watching the game on WatchESPN, so many folks in fact that some viewers reported the service crashed.

San Francisco’s Civic Center (with an estimated 5,000-7,000 fans) ...

LA Galaxy party at Hermosa Beach Pier ...

U.S. Soccer's event in Grant Park ...

Washington's DuPont Circle with 25-foot screens ...

Sporting KC fans go nuts in Power & Light District ...

  1. John Soares
    commented on: June 27, 2014 at 12:55 p.m.
    It's never a "loss" to have happy motivated workers. Their is always a positive return. Isn't that what summer picnics, Christmas parties, casual Friday.... are all about
  1. Scott O'connor
    commented on: June 27, 2014 at 3:59 p.m.
    I'm giving my workers Tuesday afternoon off (with pay) so I can watch the game. They may or may not watch, I don't care, I want to be watching not working.... Its just a little money for me but how often does this opportunity arise?
  1. Alan Cahill
    commented on: June 27, 2014 at 5:36 p.m.
    Was in Miami airport for Germany game but able to watch USA X Portugal at Porto Alegre FIFA Fan Festival location. USA representation small but vociferous...the only negative was a few of our more animated supporters cranking up the Mexican "puto" shout every time CR7 touched the ball in the second half. Really no need for that kind of vulgarity...the Brazilian TV announcers called it "escandalosa" during the Croatia game.

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