The President of the United States of America Barack Obama called Team USA captain Clint Dempsey and goalkeeper Tim Howard to congratulate them on their showing at the World Cup.
The country has surely caught up with the ‘soccer’ fever, and in spite of their elimination from the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup following their Round of 16 defeat against Belgium, President Obama made sure to express his congratulations to his defeated troops for their World Cup performance on Wednesday.
”I just wanted to call to say you guys did us proud,” Obama told Dempsey over the phone. “You guys did great, and as somebody whose first sport was soccer, although I was never that good, to see the way you guys captured the hearts and the imaginations of the whole country is unbelievable.”
“Clint you were fantastic and Tim, you know, I don’t know how you’re going to survive the mobs when you come back home,” he said.
Furthermore, USA goalkeeper Tim Howard, who had an incredible game despite the defeat, received a call from US Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel.