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Team USA -- Please Hold for Obama

6/24/2010 9:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

As if they weren't fired up enough -- Team USA just got a phone call from President Barack Obama congratulating them on kicking ass in the World Cup.


TMZ just obtained this pic of the entire soccer squad gathering by a speakerphone tonight at the team hotel in South Africa -- where we're told Obama informed them, "that while he was meeting with General Petraeus in the Oval Office, he could hear the rest of the West Wing erupt when Landon Donovan scored the game-winner."

Obama also asked about Tim Howard's ribs and Clint Dempsey's lip.

We're told the team was super stoked about the phone call and can't wait to kick some more ass when they play Ghana on Saturday.

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jonny v    

Obama rules. What a cool dude!

1579 days ago


Every time the president has provided support for his democratic associates who were up for re-election they lost. His phone call is the kiss of death.

1579 days ago


He had the wrong number. He meant to call Kenya

1579 days ago


USA did good on winning but in my opinion they cant beat Ghana. This is going to be a repeat from 2006 world cup when Ghana played USA and beat them!!
Ima US citizen but im rooting for Ghana because blood is thicker than Water!
#TeamGhana lets go!!!!

1579 days ago


I Think All Americans Should Show More Support For Theis Soccer Team.
I Mean They´re In The Middle Of A Great World Event The 2nd Best After The Olimpics.Come On Ppl Is NOt Like You Guys Have A Worldwide Event For Basketball,Football Or Baseball This Is A WorldWide Event Many Countries Playing To Be The Best Of The World.

1579 days ago


Dear Sonja our president sucks out loud !!! he is as worthless as tits on a bull ! He is by far the worst President ever to sit in the Oval Office. He and his marist, Chicago thugs need to go before we don't even recognize this wonderful country ! It is crumbling all around us. Come on, about 137 days or so and maybe we can salvage something before all the corruption finishes off .

1579 days ago


Srsly...he just jinxed 'em. Bad news.

1579 days ago

Saints fan    

It took him a few days to talk to the US Soccer team after their win, but it took him a month and a half to talk to Tony Hayward after the Deepwater Horizon tragedy. This should tell you where his priorities lie.

1579 days ago


Obviously they have Verizon. Otherwise it would have been "Can you hear me now?" In November he'll hear all of us loud and clear. We will be firing most of his supporters in office. It's going to be wonderful. God Bless America. Not Alla Bless America!

1579 days ago


Yay USA!!! Boo Obama.

1579 days ago

Pauly (a young richard mulligan) Delvecchio     

I guess the call was not properly hung-up on Obama’s end, and some of the soccer players heard what sounded like a defeated man getting greased-up and passed around by top military brass.

1579 days ago


Still SnoozeFest 2010.

1579 days ago


nice to know the west wing is all sitting around watching soccer matches, i would be pissed if i was obama, he was working and they were watching TV

1579 days ago


TMZ forgot to mention that he also told them if they lost,they were fired

1579 days ago

Fantastic Four    

Between Golf and Soccer, its not surprising that Obummer has failed to stop the flow of oil in the Gulf.

If this was Sarah Palin we'd have impeached her by now.

Record Jobs losses.
Nationalizing Chrysler.
Nationalizing GM.
Billion Dollar Wall Street Bailout Bonuses
Record US deaths in Afghanistan.
Company Healthcare disappearing forever in 2012.
Complete failure of Copenhage Accord
Complete failure at Chicago Olympics bid
Complete failure of Environmental protection
Record Illegal Alien Criminal Arrests
Billions of gallons of oil polluting our drinking water.
Middle East Peace failure

Where does it end?

1579 days ago
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