Governor Cuomo apparently took USMNT's "get out of work" excuse to heart—and Tweeted this letter, "#USA, NYS stands strongly behind you. I'm approving an extra hour for lunch today: #USAvGER"

Dear Coach Klinsmann,

I was pleased to read your letter providing American soccer fans with a form excuse to their boss requesting time off to watch the USA-Germany match today.

The State of New York stands strongly behind Team USA. Therefore, I am approving an extra hour of an extended lunch today for every New York State employee, beginning at 12:00 PM, so they can root Team USA on to victory.

On behalf of all New Yorkers, I wish you and the entire team the best of luck. New York believes that we will win.

Best regards,

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo