Yanks may well be indifferent to Soccer and the World Cup, but not in New York. Perhaps it's because we have a large population of recent immigrants and ex-pats, but the city is crazy with World Cup fever. The bars in the East Village were packed to the gills with people watching the USA vs. England game (and they were drinking copiously). To my surprise, the Australia vs. Germany match today has bigger than expected crowds watching in the bars. One bar in the Village even had a TV out on the sidewalk (I presume for the smokers banished to the "Bloomberg Lounge") with a big crowd of people watching.
I have no idea who to root for. I have ancestral ties to Germany, but no desire to diss Australia. Good Guys, YAY!! Bad Guys, BOOO!!