PORT CHESTER - Soccer fans throughout the Hudson Valley watched Thursday's World Cup game between the U.S. team and Germany.

The game began in the late morning and many fans extended their lunch breaks or even skipped work to watch the game. A permission slip, signed by the U.S. team's coach, circulated online, giving fans permission to skip work and watch.

Despite U.S. falling to Germany, they still advance to the next round after Ghana lost.