Obama, Buddle & Becks

Well, not in the same place at the same time.

Before the USMNT, the Galaxy’s Edson Buddle et al., leaves to do battle in South Africa, they met President Obama, former President Bill Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden today at the White House.

i-4370dc1f062a784319035b1f8e68e230-obamausmnt.jpgAnd a proud looking group they are, too. (AP Photos)


“I just want to say how incredibly proud we are of the team,” Obama said. “Everybody’s going to be rooting for you. And although sometimes we don’t remember it here in the United States, this is going to be the biggest world stage there is. And you’re going to be representing all of us.”

Speaking of going to war, the Galaxy’s David Beckham, who recently said he was now aiming for an MLS comeback as soon as September, was in Afghanistan last weekend rallying the troops and I’ve just been waiting for an opportune moment to post this photo.

i-d95d781f132238058402277a503722cf-becksgun.jpgBeckham: gunning for World Cup glory with England? He will travel with the team as a cheerleader, but not a coach Fabio Capello confirmed earlier this week.

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South Bay-based Los Angeles News Group soccer columnist and blogger Nick Green writes at the 100 Percent Soccer blog at www.insidesocal.com/soccer and craft beer at the Beer Goggles blog at www.insidesocal.com/beer. Cheers!