President Barack Obama invited some guys over to his place today to, you know, talk sports and hang out. The guys were the LA Galaxy, Obama’s place was The White House and the hang out included formally celebrating the team’s recent 2011 Major League Soccer Championship. The Galaxy presented President Obama with his own jersey and a soccer ball signed by the entire team … Obama presented them with jokes, a few handshakes and a few photos. Not a bad trade-off, I’d say. Check out the fun photos below.
President Barack Obama is ribbing soccer star David Beckham over his age and his outside interests, saying it’s a “rare man who can be that tough on the field and also have his own line of underwear.” Obama welcomed Beckham and the Los Angeles Galaxy to the White House Tuesday to celebrate their third Major League Soccer Cup. The president joked that the star-studded Galaxy, led by Beckham, midfielder Landon Donovan and forward Robbie Keane, are the “Miami Heat of soccer.” Obama told the 37-year-old Beckham that half of his teammates “could be his kids. We’re getting old, David.” The president said the model and athlete was “holding up better than me.”
How fun is this? All professional US sports teams that win championships get invited to the White House to be lauded and praised by the sitting president so this practice isn’t anything new. But this is the first time that the LA Galaxy has been hosted at the White House since President Obama took office in 2009. It must be really cool to be hosted at the White House like this, I’m sure each and every member of the LA Galaxy was elated to be included. These are fun photos. What a fun event.