President Barack Obama has proven to be quite the soccerista.
A few weeks ago, he compared himself to Lionel Messi during a visit to the White House by reigning MLS champions Colorado Rapids. Last fall, he threw his weight behind the USA’s 2022 World Cup bid. And last summer, he thrilled at the US national team’s run at the World Cup in South Africa.
On Sunday, he tweeted out his support for the US women’s national team, who take on Japan in the World Cup final later in the day in Frankfurt.
"To the women of our national soccer team: Sorry I can't be there to see you play, but I'll be cheering you on from here. Let's go. -BO"
In Obama’s place at the final will be Vice President Joe Biden's wife, Jill, who will be joined by Chelsea Clinton, daughter of President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Secretary Clinton is traveling in Greece, but she’s going to be in front of a TV when the match kicks off.
"I am going to be watching, I'm so excited," she told reporters. "I am so proud of the US women. Dr. Biden is there and my daughter was asked to accompany her. So we have a really good cheering section and I've just got the highest hopes that this great team, which has such resilience, will be coming back and winning for the US."