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WATCH: President Obama to U.S. soccer team: 'You guys did us proud'

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President Barack Obama, U.S. Soccer stars Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey. Photo: Video by YouTube | Photo: YouTube

WATCH: President Obama to U.S. soccer team: 'You guys did us proud'

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Jul 3, 2014

Team USA's soccer squad did not get it done in the Round of 16 of the World Cup this week, but President Barack Obama perhaps said it best for millions of Americans who got caught in the passion and emotion of the squad's run in Brazil.

"You guys did us proud," said the President in a phone call to the team's Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey.

"As somebody whose first sport was soccer, although I wasn't ever that good ... to see the way you guys captured the hearts and imaginations of the whole country is unbelievable."

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A lifelong sports fanatic whose grandfather appeared on a weekly show in the early years of 620WTMJ, Jay was well-groomed for a career with Journal Broadcast Group and WTMJ.