As you may have heard on twitter early, President of the United States of America Barack Obama called Galaxy manager Bruce Arena to congratulate him on winning the MLS Cup championship. It's a great honor for the coach, and the whole team will get to visit the White House in a few weeks. Below is the readout from the call made by Barack Obama to Bruce Arena, as provided by the White House:
Readout of the President’s Call With the MLS Cup Champion Los Angeles Galaxy
Earlier today, President Obama called Bruce Arena, general manager and head coach of the Los Angeles Galaxy, to congratulate him and the team on winning the MLS Cup. The President said, as a soccer fan, he wanted to let Coach Arena know that the team inspired a lot of young soccer players, including his kids. The President congratulated Coach Arena on all that the team has done for the game of soccer and asked him to pass along his congratulations to Landon Donovan, David Beckham and the rest of the team. President Obama invited the Galaxy to the White House to celebrate their championship and wished the coach and the team continued success.