Photo: Obama shows off soccer skills
March 26th, 2013
02:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Photo: Obama shows off soccer skills

(CNN) - Honoring the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Los Angeles Kings at the White House Tuesday, President Barack Obama showed off some soccer moves, bouncing a ball off his head.

“I hope you guys caught that,” he told photographers. “That doesn't happen very often.”

The Galaxy are the reigning Major League Soccer champions, while the Kings were 2012’s Stanley Cup champion.

Meanwhile, in Afghanistan, Secretary of State John Kerry showed off similar skills:


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  1. SilentPro21

    Too bad the ball was not made of Iron

    March 26, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  2. Concerned Ma, Resident

    too bad it wasn't something harder to knock some sense into him..

    March 26, 2013 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  3. The NRA is a T e r r o r i st organisation....and do you know why Rush Limbaugh doesn't have guest in his show? Because he's a Blowhard who can't debate the issue

    soccer...or football. best sport in the world!

    March 26, 2013 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  4. just sayin

    it's about time he uses his head for something besides a hat rack.

    March 26, 2013 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair wrote:

    I don't believe in the death penalty, Rudy... but I mean really – are you trying to compare someone paying the ultimate price for heinous crimes to a completely innocent, voiceless life who's only "crime", in the vast majority of cases, was to be conceived by parents who wouldn't own up to their responsibility? That's pretty sick.
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    You're making that comparison not me. I'm already aware of your position on the death penalty, which why I wrote "most" not "all". I find your argument to be meaningless and baseless, and it falls well short of the mark of where you were prior to election night 2012.

    March 26, 2013 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  6. Wake up People!

    Let the illiterate haters hate Mr. President!!

    March 26, 2013 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  7. Donna

    Wonderful... the circus is in town (and abroad) with its trained seals. Obama has so diminished the Office of the President with his juvenile behavior. He thinks it is far more important to be seen as "cool". All he does is further his personality cult with the weak minded while showing us absolutely no competence in doing the actual job he was elected to do. Very sad.

    March 26, 2013 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  8. kayla

    you go mr. prez. love it. eat your hearts out haters.

    March 26, 2013 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  9. Joel

    @Nunya
    You forgot something in your logic. Where did the criminals gun come from? They either bought it legally, or stole it from the law abiding citizen that is just exercising their right to own a gun. Which according to your logic shouldn't have happened because they had that gun to protect from this happening.

    March 26, 2013 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    Joel wrote:

    You forgot something in your logic. Where did the criminals gun come from? They either bought it legally, or stole it from the law abiding citizen that is just exercising their right to own a gun. Which according to your logic shouldn't have happened because they had that gun to protect from this happening.
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    Exactly. That's the big elephant in the room that shoots their eintire argument to pieces. Where does the criminal's gun come from, and what do you plan to do about? So far the plan seems to be buy a bigger gun and shoot it out. That's insane.

    March 26, 2013 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  11. g

    how do bad guys get guns–looks like they buy them when they are good guys

    March 26, 2013 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  12. Kassa

    The drones are being prepared to take some of the WMRS in the country maybe including some on here.

    March 26, 2013 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  13. Kassa

    The drones are being prepared for all the WRMS terrorist haters of the Prez in the country and maybe some on here.

    March 26, 2013 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  14. Donna

    Rudy NYC
    You're making that comparison not me. I'm already aware of your position on the death penalty, which why I wrote "most" not "all". I find your argument to be meaningless and baseless,
    ===============

    You absolutely DID make that comparison. And of course you find others' argument "meaningless and baseless" because you have absolutely no defense for agreeing with and allowing the murder of millions of innocent babies, mostly for the sake of the convenience of the mother. All while you profess to value the lives of adult convicted murders. Your lack of a moral compass is appalling.

    March 26, 2013 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  15. James Bond

    Good jobs numbers, stock market setting records, must be something the republicans did huh donna? give me a break, your denial of where the republican administration left us is why no one except another right wing extremist that is. hate all you want, your a fool for voting republican, unless your very wealthy, which i somehow doubt

    March 26, 2013 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  16. Anonymous

    @Rudy NYC who replied to Fair is Fair; who replied to Rudy NYC; who replied to Donna:

    You do realize that when you pen a comment to Donna the other one is lurking around the corner ready to strike back?

    March 26, 2013 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  17. James Bond

    Sorry, something about someone being so unbelievably in denial is frustrating, at least admit you recognize george was lying to start a war, that has crippled our country,physically, and financially

    March 26, 2013 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  18. James Bond

    Takes you seriously, is what i meant donna, your logic defies logic

    March 26, 2013 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  19. Essie

    It's awesome to see the president unwind and enjoy the American people! He is such a great leader & president! I'm certain that the American people made the right choice by re-electing him!! ...Thanks, Mr. President for restoring love, life, and warmth back into the White House! I pray that GOD continues to bless Michelle, you & the girls...we LOVE you all! :)

    March 26, 2013 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |