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BOSTON (WHDH) - If you're looking for a place to kick it while you cheer on the United States against Germany Thursday, Mayor Marty Walsh and the New England Revolution are hosting a World Cup watch party on City Hall Plaza.

World Cup fever has come to Boston and hundreds are gathered near Government Center to watch the game.

Among those in attendance is Carlos Arredondo, a hero from the Boston Marathon bombings, who's banking on the United States being "Boston Strong."

While it is sunny in the city, it's very rainy at the soccer fields in Brazil, which some fans hope will be an advantage for the U.S.

"Germans are slower in the rain. They can't handle it. I think we will definitely be able to outmaneuver them," said Chet Dingwell of Winthrop.

Fans are wearing flags as capes, patriotic colors, and American flags to support their team. They're hoping the local team can work some magic on the worldwide stage.

The U.S. has inside information on its opponent. Jurgen Klinsmann is German and has played and coached for Germany in the World Cup.

We want to hear from you as you watch the game. Tweet at us with the hashtags #USAvsGER or #7News or send us photos at senditto7@whdh.com.

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