Obama: 'We will not lose a 2-0 lead again'
[SOCCER & POLITICS] President Barack Obama has shown to be a keen observer of all sports. Wednesday's meeting with Brazil President Lula da Silva provided the opportunity for both men to relive the recent Confederations Cup final between Brazil and the USA in South Africa.
At the G-8 Summit, Obama and Lula met. The Brazilian president used their photo op to president his American counterpart with a signed Brazil jersey.
Obama showed confidence in Bob Bradley's team when he has these parting words for Lula: "We will not lose a 2-0 lead again."
Commented White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, a former N.C. State goalie, "I could sense some relief on the Brazilian President's part that he wasn't meeting with the President of the United States having lost to him in soccer."
Note: Obama is scheduled to honor the 2008 MLS champion Columbus Crew at White House ceremonies on Monday.
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