It was all about Los Angeles at the White House this afternoon. The LA Galaxy and LA Kings were in America’s capital getting recognition as the 2012 MLS Cup champions and Stanley Cup Champions, respectively.
Landon Donovan’s self-imposed soccer exile sabbatical from the game has grown tiresome, but with the US playing Mexico tonight at the Azteca, Obama asked Landon, “You wanna take Air Force One to Mexico City? We can still make it. Just say the word.” Landon politely declined, which prompted Barack Obama to pick up the ball and get on Air Force One to put the team on his back.* [*that 2nd part may or may not have happened]
Our friends at AFR are kidding, that second part did actually happen, and you can expect the President lining up alongside Clint Dempsey tonight against El Tri.
NB: This post is intended for readers who have not read Feast or Dance yet. If you’ve read the entire series already, click here for the SPOILER-FILLED veterans’ version of this reading order, which also includes a very thorough explanation of how I came up with it, plus an ongoing list of…