Obama Praises US FIFA Team in Call to Soccer Stars

The president called Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard to praise them for their World Cup performance.
2:01 | 07/02/14

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-- Men. I just want to called -- you guys did us proud. The -- are you guys just did great and as somebody who. Whose first sport was soccer although I was in the Rebecca good. To see. The way. You've got captured the hearts and imaginations the whole country there's a believable and it obviously. The -- been growing steadily -- so many kids -- planet at a young age but. It is the first time more -- you really evident. Yeah having -- entire country. Focused and Clint you were fantastic and -- I think. You know. Is it I don't know how you're gonna survived the mobs when you come back home that your dislike you're gonna have to shave your beard so they don't. We -- back at. Well regarded watching Noel because of forty or so hopefully make you it was it was aren't at all it is our morality you -- all -- It is -- -- proud not just. By how hard you played and how well you did but also. There -- -- just -- results with a lot of class and that did this makes people really respect the sport. And it. You -- Really really great. Models of her a lot of sportsmen here here in the states so to -- most disappointed. But. When you get accomplished is -- really really significant. -- it'll make a difference in the country so. Congratulate. Coach and I've heard maybe got a couple of the guys that are. Fantastic governor buddy and and by good chance to see you guys again like sometimes I still got my jacket -- They -- our -- got sick turtles back. Call you bet but.

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