The Penguins added or re-signed three German players to their roster when free agency began on July 1. And with Germany beating Brazil 7-1 this afternoon to earn a berth in the World Cup Final, one of those players, defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, took to Twitter to show his support for his country's soccer team - in full uniform and all.
Ehrhoff, a native of Moers, Germany, has represented his country many times internationally, including Olympic appearances in 2002, ’06 and ’10. He was Germany’s captain at the 2013 World Championships, and he was named one of the German’s ‘Top Three Players’ at that tournament.
Team USA was beaten by favored Germany, 1-0, in group play on June 26. So Penguins winger Beau Bennett, born and raised in Gardena, Calif., jokingly tweeted his support for Brazil during Tuesday's match despite the lopsided score (Germany was already up 5-0 at the half).