If you're starting the party early for the U.S. vs. Germany match in the World Cup, you have more than a few places to consider. More than 10,000 people per match have been at KC Live! at the Power and Light District, and there are other places showing the match with countless other fans of the red, white and blue.
- Johnny's Tavern in the Power & Light District will open at 7 a.m.
- McFadden's and Pizza Bar in the Power & Light District will both open at 9 a.m.
- Futbol Club KC at 12030 Blue Valley Parkway in Overland Park will open at 9 a.m.
- Gordon Biersch in the Power & Light District will open at 9:30 a.m.
- Yardley Hall at Johnson Co. Community College will also show the match. Seating is first-come, first-seated.
The American Outlaws' watch party at Johnny's Tavern will also be raising money for the KC Pet Project. Syed Shabbir has more info in the video above.
If like many of us, including your hard-working journalists here at 41 Action News, you need a note to get out of work, U.S. Soccer has your out.
The drama of today's match will be upped with Ghana and Portugal playing each other at the same time. Should the U.S. win or draw, they're on to the knockout round. If the U.S. should fall, that's when things get dicey unless Ghana and Portugal draw. Should either of them win and the U.S. lose, then it comes down to goal differential (how many goals did each team score in the round-robin).
And if you don't think U.S. Soccer's excuse will work, Missouri State Sen. Jolie Justus just tweeted it did.
If you're a fan of infographics (and this one's quite good), the New York Times has you covered with one to figure out how the U.S. advances.
Lupe Fiasco, U.S. Soccer's music director, released this rally video for today's match.