Indy gears up for U.S., Germany World Cup match

(WISH Photo/Brett Bensley, file)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The U.S. Men’s Soccer Team will play their final World Cup match in the group stage on Thursday.

If they beat or tie with Germany, the U.S. team is guaranteed a spot in the next round.

The team practiced again on Wednesday – they have had one less day of practice than Germany.

Thursday’s match kicks off at noon. Indianapolis’ new soccer team the Indy Eleven is hosting a viewing party for fans where you can catch the match and meet some stars of the team.

Midfielders Brad Ring and Ben Spencer will be at the Claddagh Irish Pub on 96th Street.

Several bars across the city say they will be showing the game.

The U.S. men’s national team is providing a permission slip for people to get out of work to watch the game. It’s even signed by coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

The team tweeted out the permission slip: provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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