President Obama may be best known to sports fans for his love of basketball—and for, you know, being the President of the United States—but he showed off his soccer skills on Tuesday when the MLS Cup-winning LA Galaxy visited the White House.
As Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times tweeted, the President wasn't afraid to use his head at the ceremony.
Helene Elliott @helenenothelen
Obama bounces soccer ball off his head, takes Galaxy jersey from Donovan2013-3-26 18:06:04
Meanwhile, Agence France-Presse tweeted this photo the President awaiting a ball heading his way.
AFP news agency @AFP
#PHOTO: Members of the LA Galaxy watch as Barack Obama reaches for a ball at the White House, by Brendan Smialowski http://t.co/M7OlXB8EUY2013-3-26 18:48:55
He's totally going to trap that sucker.
Jeff Gauvin @JeffersonObama
Obama with the LA Galaxy and Becks http://t.co/YsQvGKpa9E http://t.co/TZjhq8HYZH2013-3-26 19:04:48
The Galaxy made the trip to the White House for the second straight season after once again defeating the Houston Dynamo in the MLS Cup. It was the Galaxy's fourth MLS championship.
The Associated Press (via USA Today) posted a video of President Obama's header, which also included the President noting, "That's a lucky number," when presented with a No. 44 jersey from the Los Angeles Kings, who were also visiting the White House after winning this year's Stanley Cup.
The United States travels to Estadio Azteca to face Mexico City on Tuesday night in a crucial World Cup qualifying game for both countries. Given the President's heading skills, perhaps he can make the trip to Mexico City.