Lawmakers are joining soccer fans in requesting a break in the middle of the workday on Thursday to catch the United States face-off against Germany in the World Cup.

The U.S. men’s national team head coach Jürgen Klinsmann penned a playful excuse note on Wednesday for soccer-loving workers to submit to their employers ahead of the noontime (EST) game.

On Thursday morning, Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerCheney tests Trump grip on GOP post-presidency National Guard back inside Capitol after having been moved to parking garage Budowsky: Democracy won, Trump lost, President Biden inaugurated MORE (R-Ill.) did just that, writing to his boss, Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), on Twitter:

Several members of Congress rooted on the home team ahead of the match.

Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) wrote:

Rep. Patrick McHenryPatrick Timothy McHenryOn The Money: Treasury announces efforts to help people get stimulus payments | Senate panel unanimously advances Yellen nomination for Treasury | Judge sets ground rules for release of Trump taxes The Hill's Morning Report - Biden's crisis agenda hits headwinds GOP at crossroads after Capitol siege MORE (R-N.C.) posted on Twitter:

House Democrats Grace MengGrace MengRemember Asian American voters Democrats see spike in turnout among Asian American, Pacific Islander voters Five House Democrats who could join Biden Cabinet MORE (N.Y.) and Dina Titus (Nev.) also voiced their support: