CNN PRODUCER NOTE Kristen Wimer's workplace has been following the World Cup all the way through, and have been watching on a 50-inch flat screen TV: 'The entire office, approximately 15 people, gathered around to cheer on the U.S., some of which are just learning about the game. There was excitement buzzing around the room during the first half, with gasps and sounds of disappointment after every near goal. It wouldn't have been a watch party without chanting of the token US Men's Team anthem for this World Cup, "I believe that we will win!" After the goal from Germany, the mood diminished until the final five minutes when the U.S. attacked and almost scored. Though we didn't win, it felt like a win with the announcement of the U.S. advancing to the Round of 16, and the party ended with a unanimous, "U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A!'"
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer