US President Borack Obama met LA Galaxy’s players in a ceremony at the White House this week.
Mr. President introduced Keane as ”The all-time leading scorer of the Irish national team and a cousin of mine.” He also spoke of David Beckham as ”The only man I’ve seen who can be tough on the field but also have his own range of underwear.”
Despite the Major League Soccer season running from March to October; both players will leave the United States this week to join up with their respective national teams for Euro 2012.
President Obama has recently started to invite winning sports teams to the White House, particularly those that are contributing to the First Lady’s fitness drive for young people, Let’s Move. The US Presidential election takes place on 6th November and Obama hopes to be re-elected for a second term.