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Fans of the U.S. men's team turned out by the thousands for the final group-stage game against Germany, which the U.S. lost 1-0.
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Fans of the U.S. men's team turned out by the thousands for the final group-stage game against Germany, which the U.S. lost 1-0.

The U.S. men's national soccer team takes on Belgium today in the knockout round of the World Cup, and it looks like fans will their pick of outdoor venues where they can watch the big game on a big screen.

Since the organizers of those big Dupont Circle watch parties announced they didn't have the cash to host another U.S. soccer match on the big screen, the District government is stepping in to pick up the slack.

According to the mayor's office, the District government and some corporate partners will be hosting an outdoor watch party at Freedom Plaza — which is across the street from city hall. There will be a 17-foot big-screen TV for fans to watch the game.

D.C. Water — another host — will be on hand to make sure people are hydrated. Other hosts include some of the key players in the proposed DC United stadium deal, such as the developer Akridge, which is hoping to trade parcels of land with the city.

There will be parking restrictions and street closures all day around the area. Fans are allowed to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

If an air-conditioned watch party sounds more appealing, the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum are getting in on the World Cup excitement, co-hosting a viewing party in their air-conditioned Kogod Courtyard with the Embassy of Belgium, the D.C. mayor's office and the Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District.

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