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Jun 26, 2014 11:58 AM by Dave Fields

DEAR BOSS: U.S. Soccer Coach tweets fill-in-the-blank work excuse for you

If you are concerned your boss may consider the workplace an inappropriate place to follow the progress of today's pivotal United States v. Germany contest at the 2014 World Cup, have no fear.

The Coach Jurgen Klinsman and the U.S. Soccer team have anticipated what may ail you.

Coach Jurgen Klinsmann has prewritten an excuse for you to provide your boss...and U.S. Soccer is tweeting it out to an electronic device near you. The letter has now approached 20,000 retweets.

The letter, minus a few key details, reads as follows:

To whom it may concern:

Please excuse (insert name) from work on Thursday, June 26th.

I understand that this absence may reduce the productivity of your workplace, but I can assure you that it is for an important cause. The #USMNT has a critical World Cup game vs. Germany and we will need the full support of the nation if we are to advance to the next round.

By the way, you should act like a good leader and take the day off as well. Go USA!

Jurgen Klinsmann
Head Coach
U.S. Men's National Team

The 11 a.m. match is expected to determine which team will advance out of Group G and into the elimination round. A draw would advance both teams, but ask a soccer fan if that's the desired outcome and you are sure to prompt a snarky retort.

"I don't think that we are made for draws," Coach Klinsman said of the makeup and character of his team.

Several different scenarios would allow the U.S. to advance, but a victory would secure it.

To link to the letter and/or print it for yourself, click here.

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