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 KinzingerThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Tax March - CDC in limbo on J&J vax verdict; Rep. Brady retiring Matt Gaetz makes six-figure ad buy targeting CNN amid sex trafficking allegations Gaetz was denied meeting with Trump: CNN 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: House panel spars over GameStop, Robinhood | Manchin meets with advocates for wage | Yellen says go big, GOP says hold off House panel spars over GameStop frenzy, trading apps Robinhood CEO, regulators to testify at House hearing on GameStop frenzy MORE (R-N.C.) posted on Twitter:

House Democrats Grace MengGrace MengDemocrats work to pick up GOP support on anti-Asian hate crimes bill House to vote on DC statehood, gender pay gap Both parties look to recruit Asian American candidates as violence against group increases MORE (N.Y.) and Dina Titus (Nev.) also voiced their support: