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Watch: President Obama calls U.S. Soccer's Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard

Watch: President Obama calls U.S. Soccer's Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard

From barrooms to living rooms, Grant Park to Soldier Field, raucous crowds cheering on the U.S. men's national soccer team presented clear symptoms of America's new found case of soccer fever. 

Seems the case has spread to the halls of the West Wing as well.

President Barack Obama took a moment yesterday to call U.S. men's captain Clint Dempsey and star goalkeeper Tim Howard to congratulate the team on a strong showing at the 2014 World Cup. Despite the team's agonizing overtime exit against Belgium, they outperformed expectations by escaping from the so-called "Group of Death," getting revenge over Ghana - the team that knocked them out in 2010 - in the...

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