President Barack Obama greets members of the U.S. World Cup soccer team under the North Portico of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Former President Bill Clinton comments on the shoes of the U.S. World Cup soccer team as they wait for President Barack Obama under the North Portico of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama told the U.S. World Cup soccer team they'll have a fan watching in the Oval Office during next month's tournament in South Africa.
Obama met with the team at the White House Thursday. So did Vice President Joe Biden, who will attend the team's opening match against England on June 12. Former President Bill Clinton was also on hand, having recently been named the honorary chairman of the bid committee trying to bring the World Cup back to the U.S. in 2018 or 2020.
While their soccer skills got the players into the White House, it was their fashion sense that caught the eye of the leaders. Clinton told the players he wants to join the team just for their stylish tan dress shoes. Obama agreed they were "good-looking" shoes.
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