This should come in handy today.
Jürgen Klinsmann, the US men's national soccer team coach, signed the following tongue-in-cheek letter excusing American employees from work on Thursday. The US is playing Germany in a highly anticipated World Cup match.
Here's the get-out-of-work letter, via the US Soccer Twitter feed:
If you tried to use this on your boss, please do tell us how it went in the comments below. Go USA!