Sports Now

Sports news from Los Angeles and beyond

« Previous Post | Sports Now Home | Next Post »

Obama addresses U.S. national soccer team

May 27, 2010 |  3:11 pm

President Barack Obama gave the U.S. team words of encouragement Thursday at the White House, 14 days before the World Cup in South Africa begins.

Vice President Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton watched as Obama delivered his speech to the 23-man team.

The U.S. plays England, Slovenia and Algeria in the first round of the tournament taking place June 11 to July 11 .

-- Melissa Rohlin