Obama calls Tim Howard, tells him "Shave your beard!"

President Obama called Tim Howard and Team USA captain Clint Dempsey to congratulate them on their heroic 'defeat'. (video below)

In a phone call from the White House, Obama weighed in on how soccer was evolving as a sport, and what the team had done to make the nation proud with their brilliant performance, even if the result hadn't turned out great.

The 2 minute phone-call, captured on video and released a few hours ago features some great one-liners from the President that we haven't seen since his Daniel Day-Lewis performance with Steven Spielberg.

Memorable Obama quotes

"Man..I Just wanted to call and say, you guys did us proud!"

"To see the way you guys captured the hearts and imagination of the whole country is..unbelievable."

"This is the first time I think where you had the entire country focused, and Clint, you were fantastic!"

"Tim, I don't know how you're going to survive the mobs when you come back home man..it's like, you're gonna have to shave your beard so they don't know who you are."

Obama calls Tim Howard video

The video has so far been viewed over 200,000 times and over the past 24 hours the internet has decided to create a meme to honor Tim Howard's 16 heroic saves.

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