The Galaxy may be no where near the top of the MLS’s Western Division, but the fact they won the MLS Cup a year ago means they’ll punch a ticket to the White House and a presidental greeting on Tuesday at 11:05 a.m. PDT, it was announced today.
President Obama will not only shake hands with David Beckham, Landon Donovan and whomever else he pretends to recognize on the current team roster, but First Lady Michelle Obama will take the opportunity to bring players onto the South Lawn at noon PDT for a soccer clinic for students are part of her “Let’s Move!” program.
Kids part of the group will come from the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success programs in DC, Houston and Miami, and the America SCORES programs in DC, St. Louis and Denver.
The Galaxy will be circling through the DC area after playing in Montreal on Saturday. They already played a game against DC United on March 18 at Home Depot Center, but with the new MLS schedule, they won’t be playing at DC United this season.
Galaxy fans may remember that President Obama rousted coach Bruce Arena out of bed a couple days after the team won the MLS Cup to congratulate him, perhaps not aware that he and the team were in Jakarta, Indonesia, for an exhibition game.