"The President said, as a soccer fan, he wanted to let coach Arena know that the team inspired a lot of young soccer players, including his kids. The President congratulated coach Arena on all that the team has done for the game of soccer and asked him to pass along his congratulations to Landon Donovan, David Beckham and the rest of the team."
-- A statement from the White House on President Barack Obama's call to Bruce Arena on Tuesday -- very early morning in Indonesia, where the Galaxy plays an exhibition on Wednesday. Obama also invited the Galaxy to the White House to celebrate their championship. (MLS.com)