Reliving The Barack Obama Presidency Through Soccer

Barack Obama was a passionate supporter of the United States national teams and MLS.

From his inauguration in 2009 until his final days as the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama was always a passionate supporter of the world’s game while in office. He’s invited multiple MLS Cup champions to the White House, the USWNT and he shared a phone call with the USMNT after a successful World Cup.

Here are some of the best soccer-related photos of Obama during his time in the White House. 

Barack Obama Welcomes His First MLS Cup Champions
Barack Obama
@codigoxeneize | Twitter

Barack Obama welcomes the Columbus Crew.

Barack Obama welcomed the 2008 MLS Cup champion Columbus Crew to the White House during his first year in office.

Real Salt Lake Were The Next Visitors In 2009
Barack Obama
@chriskamrani | Twitter

Barack Obama with a RSL jersey.

The 2009 champions, Real Salt Lake, presented Obama with his own custom RSL jersey.

The Colorado Rapids Earned A Trip In 2010
Barack Obama
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Barack Obama with the Rapids.

Barack Obama received the 2010 MLS Cup champion Colorado Rapids.

The LA Galaxy Era Begins
Barack Obama
@freebetscouk | Twitter

Barack Obama with David Beckham

The LA Galaxy won back-to-back titles in 2011 and 2012. Here's Obama with David Beckham.

Sporting Kansas City Visit In 2013
Barack Obama
@mentefutbolera | Twitter

Sporting Kansas City visited the White House after their 2013 triumph.

Sporting Kansas City visited the White House after their 2013 triumph.

Obama Calls The USMNT At The 2014 World Cup
Barack Obama
@jillyrosejames | Twitter

Barack Obama talks with USMNT members.

In 2014, Obama spoke with USMNT members Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey after their World Cup run.

It's The LA Galaxy Again In 2014
Barack Obama
@DoyleGlobal | Twitter

Barack Obama salutes Robbie Rogers.

The LA Galaxy visited again in 2014, and Obama singled out Robbie Rogers for "blazing a trail as one of professional sports' first openly gay players."

Obama Congratulates Gyasi Zardes On The 2014 Victory
Barack Obama
@marielstoll | Twitter

Barack Obama

Barack Obama and Gyasi Zardes share a joke while Alan Gordon looks on.

Obama Invites The USWNT After Their 2015 World Cup Triumph
Barack Obama
@TofunmiDisu | Twitter

Barack Obama and the USWNT

The USWNT visited the White House after winning the 2015 World Cup. “This team taught all of America’s children that ‘playing like a girl’ means you’re a badass," said Obama.

And Here's Joe Biden Just Because
Joe Biden
@womensfootie_id | Twitter

Joe Biden

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