Snapshot: Barack Obama Honours MLS Champions Colorado Rapids At White House (With Video)

Chris Wright

28th, June 2011


By Chris Wright

The Colorado Rapids got tanked 4-1 on Sunday evening by Colombus Crew but any hangover caused by the heavy defeat was quickly Alka-Seltzer’ed the following day as the newly-crowned MLS champions were presented with their title by President Barack Obama at the White House no less.

After conscientiously abstaining from attempting to pronounce captain Pablo Mastroeni’s name, instead referring to him as ‘Pablo the Captain’, Obama then quipped:

“This team has obviously overcome quite a few cultural differences — this is like a mini United Nations right here. You’ve got players from Argentina, England, France, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Scotland and Senegal.

“In fact, I heard that the night before the championship, Kosuke Kimura, I understand that he made a very inspiring speech to the team, but it was in Japanese, so nobody really understood what he was saying. But it was really inspirational.”

For his troubles, the Pres was then presented with his very own No. 10 Rapids jersey…

Photos: PA

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  1. Jon says:

    Didn’t their season only start like 2 months ago?

  2. Grant says:

    @Jon They won MLS Cup in November 2010. That’s what they’re being honored with.

  3. __wowza says:

    @Jon, grant is lying! the way the mls works is that they put all the team names into a hat, then they put the hat into a cannon that they shoot it out of, then the hat hits a bird and whatever team name sticks to it wins the cup. if two team names stick to it then they have to each elect a captain to compete in gik’tal for supreme ownership.

    hope that clears things up :D

  4. Hasselhof says:

    I don’t really see Obama as being a teams number 10.

  5. Riley says:

    Agreed. Seems more like your classic #7. Can picture him flying down the wing, putting in the crosses

  6. based god says:

    i dont know who is more of a terrorist, joey barton or barack obama

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