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Beckham or Obama?

The Brits have some video fun with the 2018 World Cup bidding campaigns:


By Steve Goff  |  May 22, 2009; 1:03 PM ET
Categories:  Beckham , England , USA World Cup bid  
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Yep, Penalty Shootout, no doubt...

Posted by: JkR- | May 22, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Is that our very own Estadio RFK at the 16 second mark?

Posted by: rockotodd | May 22, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Not only is that RFK, I think there's an excellent chance that the clip of Obama speaking is from the Manassas rally the eve of the election.

If only it were as obvious as choosing between the pitch-men (pun intended).

Posted by: fischy | May 22, 2009 1:58 PM | Report abuse

I always felt RFK was the best soccer stadium in the US; before they took away the north seats. :(

Posted by: RedDevil1 | May 22, 2009 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Yes, RFK Stadium is the USA's "Wembley."

Posted by: tab5g1 | May 22, 2009 2:08 PM | Report abuse

FIFA will choose both. England for 2018 and USA for 2022.

Posted by: tab5g1 | May 22, 2009 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Yes, RFK Stadium is the USA's "Wembley."

Posted by: tab5g1

Having been to both: Wembley is pretty; Wembley is clean; Wembley has better concessions and nice toilets. Wembley lacks atmosphere (unless you count the nine millionth playing of the Great Escape theme) and passion. For all of its many minuses, give me RFK with the bouncing stands and bouncing fans any day.

Posted by: BlackandRedRedDevil | May 22, 2009 2:16 PM | Report abuse

""For all of its many minuses, give me RFK with the bouncing stands and bouncing fans any day . .. .""

Well from the recent turn of events in PG and McF leaving . . . your wish will be granted.

Your welcome.

Posted by: delantero | May 22, 2009 2:35 PM | Report abuse

"I always felt RFK was the best soccer stadium in the US; before they took away the north seats. :("

South seats were even better!

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | May 22, 2009 3:06 PM | Report abuse

That IS genius!

Posted by: WorldCup | May 22, 2009 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Penalty shootout: Obama feints left and fires a laser to the lower right side. Beckham sends his high over the crossbar, thus rendering the need for a debate moot.

USA welcomes World Cup 2018. England gets 2022.

Posted by: SportzNut21 | May 22, 2009 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Wa Wa Wa....

Posted by: BolivianDCFan | May 22, 2009 4:41 PM | Report abuse

For me -- in terms of what I should wish for -- the question is whether the US is likely to be best in 2018 or 2022. Will we want the home team, led by a veteran Jozy Altidore, still in his prime? Or, do we hope for better players to come along four years behind him?

Posted by: fischy | May 22, 2009 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Well, if they put it that way, I'm voting for Australia...

Posted by: EricB1 | May 22, 2009 6:01 PM | Report abuse

It's best get USA 2018 to raise the level of games in this country but I don't see us getting from England. They are going full force with prime minister to prince to Beckham where we have none except Obama's few words.

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | May 22, 2009 6:44 PM | Report abuse

BTW: Shout out to the United Fan (MD DC United plate #12) lunching at La Brasa in Rockville today.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | May 22, 2009 9:09 PM | Report abuse

needs more "Wacky Sax"

Posted by: dimesmakedollars | May 22, 2009 9:43 PM | Report abuse

"Obama's won two Grammies for his books."???

Wow, to what tune did he sing them?

Posted by: delantero | May 22, 2009 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Wow, to what tune did he sing them?

Posted by: delantero | May 22, 2009 10:08 PM |

"Cisco Kid" by War.

Posted by: JkR- | May 23, 2009 8:19 AM | Report abuse

what's the tune? i don't understand.
http://www.nowgoal.com/22.shtml

Posted by: suesue3 | May 23, 2009 10:35 AM | Report abuse

"Obama's won two Grammies for his books."???

Wow, to what tune did he sing them?

Posted by: delantero | May 22, 2009 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Serious answer: Best spoken-word recording, 2005 (The Audacity of Hope) and 2007 (Dreams From My Father).

Posted by: SportzNut21 | May 24, 2009 12:49 AM | Report abuse

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