Obama Tells Women's National Team They've 'Inspired A Whole New Generation Of Young Women'

President Barack Obama mostly made small talk in his congratulatory phone call to the World Cup champion U.S. women's soccer team. But in a serious moment, he emphasized the big impact that the players have made.

The team has "inspired a whole new generation of young women to make sure that U.S. women's soccer continues to grow," Obama said. "So you guys done good."

The White House tweeted a video of the call on Tuesday.

The commander in chief kidded the squad for taking the suspense out of the final match early, and noted the record TV ratings. He also ribbed midfielder Carli Lloyd for falling short of the four goals she envisioned scoring in a daydream a few months ago. "But, you know, three's not bad," Obama said.

At the end of the call, the president invited the team to visit the White House.

Being World Cup champions has its privileges.



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