Fans from all over the world pack Power and Light for World Cup frenzy

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Thursday was a good day for both the United States and Germany in the soccer world . There were about 10,000 people at the Power and Light District watching the game between the two countries, but not everyone was cheering for team USA.

"We took a trip to the USA, and stopped here, we are policemen," said Benjamin, Brauue.

"Here, it's very crazy! It's very great here, it's a very nice mood," said Rick Hader.

Benjamin and Rick watched the U.S. take on Germany in downtown Kansas City, but they're from the German capital city of Berlin.

"We didn't plan this, but it's a nice opportunity," added Brauue.

They planned a vacation to America back in 2011, little did they know they would be here when their country's national team would be pitted against the U.S. national team.

"It's just a coincidence that they're here at the right time!" said Danny Phillips, with the Kansas City, Mo. Police Department.

"These fellas are very good friends of the first German that served an internship with our department, our police department," added Phillips.

This was about five years ago and the former intern returns every year, and this year he brought Rick and Benjamin with him. They say they've become like family.

"All are very friendly to us," said Brauue, "It's not a competition for us, it's just a friendly game."

"We are a minority, and it's a nice feeling!" Hader said.

Although Germany was victorious, the guys said it didn't matter, they have family in both countries now.

"It's very nice to be here, to enjoy the game between USA and us, it's a pleasure for us, and we are really proud to be in this atmosphere. And we wish all the best for both teams," added Brauue.

Power and Light hosted watch parties for all three U.S. World Cup games to date, with thousands in attendance for all of the group stage games.

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