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 Another game, another round of parties.

Around the country and right here in our communities, watch parties popped up all over the place, to watch the United States take on Germany in the World Cup. 

One of those places was in Muscatine, where a group of American and German fans got together, to watch soccer. 

"This is absolutely cool," says Johann Petka, a German national is Muscatine. "We we are at a location for the match, we are almost only the only ones for the German side."

"It's kinda fun, I've been to Germany quite a bit to see how they watch the game," says Chris Kleppe, from Muscatine. "They get really excited about it. So, it's kinda exciting to have them over here and see the US get excited about soccer also."

The small group of German fans is in Muscatine, doing some work at the HON factory. 

They quickly made friends with local soccer fans, and bonded over the common interest. 

"I thought, before I came here, nobody would see the football matches," says Fabian Riske of Germany. "It's amazing here, I like it, to see the other people in America who like to watch football."

"I didn't expect that so many people would care about the soccer," says Petka. "I though we were going to have to get a personal TV for the match but soccer is everywhere. It's astonishing."

For the American fans watching, they say it's amazing to see the game growing in interest here, excited to share in something with the rest of the world. 

"This is the one sports where you can actually communicate with the Germans," says Kleppe. "Both have interest in it. If you talk American Football, they don't really care, so it's kind of nice."

The USA National Team did lose to the Germans 1-0 Thursday, but did well enough in their group to advance. 

They will face the Belgians on Tuesday afternoon. 

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