- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 2, 2014

President Obama called U.S. men’s soccer captain Clint Dempsey and goalkeeper Tim Howard Wednesday and told them the team’s performance in the World Cup “made the country proud,” the White House said.

Mr. Obama commended their leadership on and off the field and noted how “captivating” the team’s performance was. He asked both players to convey his congratulations to coach Jurgen Klinsmann and the rest of the team.

The U.S. lost Tuesday to Belgium, 2-1, in extra time in the knockout stage of the tournament in Brazil.


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