Obama hails U.S. Women’s World Cup win in phone call

President Obama dropped in on the United States women’s national soccer team’s victory lap as someone in his position is wont to do.

Obama called Team USA on Tuesday to congratulate them on their victory in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The White House shared a two-way video of the president’s Team USA call with millions of followers on various social media channels.

Although a presidential phone call is customary for victors in American sports, Obama’s chat with Team USA had a personal feel to it. The president congratulated head coach Jill Ellis on expertly navigating Team USA through the tournament before asking Golden Ball winner Carli Lloyd for diet and performance advice.

Team USA’s celebrations began in earnest Tuesday with a rally in Los Angeles. They’ll spend a few days at home before reconvening for a ticker-tape parade Friday in New York City.

Their revelry will continue well into the future and include an actual visit to the White House, during which Obama and Team USA finally will be able to match faces, voices and names.

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