The 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup kicked off in Germany Sunday with a game between the host nation and Canada (Germany won 2-1). But the six hour time difference between Berlin and the East Coast means that most the games will happen while you're at work.
But employed soccer fans need not worry. There are a number of Web sites that will be streaming the games live online, and for free. Just make sure your boss doesn't catch you.
The best place to watch the world cup matches online is at ESPN 3. The video website for espn.com is streaming every game for free. Click here to see the daily line up of videos. Some users may be required to input their cable subscription information before watching.
Spanish-speaking fans can watch game footage at Univision's soccer page, found here. English-speaking fans can watch it there too, it will just be harder to understand.
FIFA itself isn't showing live video, but they will feature instant updates on all of the games. Like ESPN's gamecast, the FIFA website has a continually updated feed of match action that shows a play-by-play, game clock, roster and score. Click here to view the game schedule. Hit the green LIVE button on any live game to see the action. FIFA also features video and photo highlights from the whole tournament.