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American supporters cheer after singing the national anthem in an Irish bar in downtown Kaiserslautern, Germany as the U.S. soccer team plays Germany in the World Cup, Thursday, June 26, 2014.

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American supporters cheer after singing the national anthem in an Irish bar in downtown Kaiserslautern, Germany as the U.S. soccer team plays Germany in the World Cup, Thursday, June 26, 2014. Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes (Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes)

American supporters cheer after singing the national anthem in an Irish bar in downtown Kaiserslautern, Germany as the U.S. soccer team plays Germany in the World Cup, Thursday, June 26, 2014.

Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes

American supporters cheer after singing the national anthem in an Irish bar in downtown Kaiserslautern, Germany as the U.S. soccer team plays Germany in the World Cup, Thursday, June 26, 2014. Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes (Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes)

An American displays his colors as he walks through the pedestrian area of Kaiserslautern, Germany while the U.S. soccer team plays Germany in the World Cup, Thursday, June 26, 2014.

Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes

An American displays his colors as he walks through the pedestrian area of Kaiserslautern, Germany while the U.S. soccer team plays Germany in the World Cup, Thursday, June 26, 2014. Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes (Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes)

A German soccer fan holds up a liter of beer just after The German national soccer team defeated the U.S. 1-0 during the World Cup, Thursday, June 26, 2014, Kaiserslautern, Germany.

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A German soccer fan holds up a liter of beer just after The German national soccer team defeated the U.S. 1-0 during the World Cup, Thursday, June 26, 2014, Kaiserslautern, Germany. Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes (Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes)

Plenty of beer is consumed in Kaiserslautern, Germany as the U.S. soccer team plays Germany in the World Cup, Thursday, June 26, 2014.

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Plenty of beer is consumed in Kaiserslautern, Germany as the U.S. soccer team plays Germany in the World Cup, Thursday, June 26, 2014. Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes (Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes)

Neutral fans pose for a photograph in Kaiserslautern, Germany as the U.S. plays Germany in the World Cup, Thursday, June 26, 2014.

Neutral fans pose for a photograph in Kaiserslautern, Germany as the U.S. plays Germany in the World Cup, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes)

Americans wave their flag during a World Cup soccer game between Germany and the U.S., Thursday, June 26, 2014, Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Americans wave their flag during a World Cup soccer game between Germany and the U.S., Thursday, June 26, 2014, Kaiserslautern, Germany. (Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes)

Americans cheer in support of the U.S. soccer team in downtown Kaiserslautern, Germany as the U.S. plays Germany in the World Cup, Thursday, June 26, 2014.

Americans cheer in support of the U.S. soccer team in downtown Kaiserslautern, Germany as the U.S. plays Germany in the World Cup, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes)

German soccer fans proudly support their team as it plays the U.S. in the World Cup, Thursday, June 26, 2014, Kaiserslautern, Germany.

German soccer fans proudly support their team as it plays the U.S. in the World Cup, Thursday, June 26, 2014, Kaiserslautern, Germany. (Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes)

Germans cheer when their team scored a goal against the U.S. in the World Cup, Thursday, June 26, 2014, Kaiserslautern, Germany.

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Germans cheer when their team scored a goal against the U.S. in the World Cup, Thursday, June 26, 2014, Kaiserslautern, Germany. Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes (Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes)

Germans react as their team plays the U.S. in the World Cup, Thursday, June 26, 2014, Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes

Germans react as their team plays the U.S. in the World Cup, Thursday, June 26, 2014, Kaiserslautern, Germany. Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes (Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes)

A reflection of soccer fans as they watch Germany play the U.S. in the World Cup, Thursday, June 26, 2014, Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes

A reflection of soccer fans as they watch Germany play the U.S. in the World Cup, Thursday, June 26, 2014, Kaiserslautern, Germany. Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes (Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes)

Kaiserslautern, Germany — Americans and Germans shared space and beer in Kaiserslautern, Germany as their respective soccer teams faced off in the final game of group play in the 2014 World Cup.

With around 50,000 people, including military servicemembers, Department of Defense civilians and contractors as well as their families, the Kaiserslautern Military Community is the largest U.S. community outside of the United States.

The U.S. will advance to the World Cup's knockout phase despite losing to Germany 1-0.

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