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The White House Crew

In case you missed the video yesterday from reigning MLS Cup champion Columbus's visit to Washington.....

By Steve Goff  |  July 14, 2009; 1:38 PM ET
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Posted by: joedoc1 | July 14, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

That's cold, Obama.

Posted by: UnitedDemon | July 14, 2009 1:53 PM | Report abuse

cool, good for him. Too bad he had to have the Crew visit, but thems the breaks.

Now, could we get him to call Fenty and say his girls would love to see United play in a new soccer stadium in DC? :-)

Posted by: dcufan | July 14, 2009 1:59 PM | Report abuse

did he Cap and tax them too? Hope he didn't give them free health care!!! Maybe the Crew are part of his Hope and Change message being that it is their first Championship.

Posted by: godpere | July 14, 2009 2:01 PM | Report abuse

How embarrassing would it have been to see RBNY up there in their place considering their showing this season? Glad the Crew put them in their place in MLS Cup.

Posted by: Modibo | July 14, 2009 2:23 PM | Report abuse

seems like a big waste of time, and i'm a soccer-riot-wannabe soccer fanatic. ditto for presenting other sports teams at the whitehouse. the national team is another matter. he should take his little girls to the washington WPS game.

Posted by: alespar415 | July 14, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Nice to see the pres advertising Glidden paints...

Posted by: seahawkdad | July 14, 2009 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Great stuff. Too bad none of the suck news media have much about it unlike ugly sports teams. zzzzz

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | July 14, 2009 7:35 PM | Report abuse

I don't know what you guys are complaining about. I see a guy who has the potential to become a soccer fan. His kids love the game and he's starting to learn about it. He's clearly a sports fan overall. And if the US does half way decent in World Cup, I bet he really starts to watch. I bet he'll be at an MLS game within his term. Maybe within the next two years. Baby steps.

Posted by: dsheon1 | July 15, 2009 1:32 AM | Report abuse

I hate to say it, because I couldn't stand the guy on many fronts, but George Bush was a lot better at these sorts of things. He at least seemed to genuinely enjoy it, where Obama seems vaguely distant and disconnected here.

Posted by: ChristopherMc | July 15, 2009 7:10 AM | Report abuse

Nice to see my old friend Mary Jo Kilroy sitting there -- I got to see DC United's final gasp at the playoffs at Crew Stadium last year just before spending the last week of the campaign working for her and Obama in C'lumpus

Posted by: fentysupporter | July 15, 2009 9:54 AM | Report abuse

I'm not complaining about this at all. There's an argument to be made that he shouldn't even spend that much time on it given his other priorities, but it IS true that soccer enters global politics when Lula Da Silva from Brazil and other heads of state bring it up at the G8.

Good for him to be able to speak knowledgeably about it - and good for soccer in the US.

Posted by: WorldCup | July 15, 2009 10:33 AM | Report abuse

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