June 17th, 2014
01:35 PM ET
2 months ago

Biden celebrates with U.S. team after World Cup win

(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden reunited with the U.S. soccer team at the World Cup in Brazil, and this time he celebrated a win.

The U.S. team beat Ghana 2-1 Monday, the same score that marked Ghana's victories over the Americans at the 2006 and 2010 tournaments.

In a video released by the White House, Biden tells the team they were "spectacular" and greeted many of the players by name, mentioning his visit with them at the last World Cup in South Africa.

“Vice President, I want to show you I still got the coin from last time,” U.S. defender DaMarcus Beasley said, pulling out a coin from his gym bag from their previous meeting.

"Well, I owe the drinks!" Biden responded.

Biden also spoke about the U.S. team's coach, Jurgen Klinsmann.

"He looked happier in that first goal – you can see it on the monitor – than when I won the election," said Biden as he embraced Klinsmann.

Biden seemed most excited to talk to goalie Tim Howard, who made a total of four saves during Monday's game.

"You played one hell of a game," Biden told Howard.

"I try," Howard replied.

"You did more than try!" Biden said, introducing Howard to his nephew and granddaughter, an aspiring goalie.

As Biden was leaving he reminded Beasley about his promise.

"Hey man any time you want to collect, I owe you!"

"Cool," Beasley laughed as the team cheered.


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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Thomas

    The Heritage Foundation hosted a Benghazi panel on Monday that took a turn for the worse when a Muslim law student asked the panel a question about their portrayal of Islam as universally bad.

    Why are conservative's so ignorant , is it fear of reality , or the reality of fear ?

    Heritage Fondation , a non profit for profit ?

    June 17, 2014 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  2. Richard in Houston

    I don't what he is like behind the camera but in front of the camera he is a guy you would love to get to know. Sure he is walking gaffe machine and politically that is death.

    June 17, 2014 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  3. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA - Take Back the House

    Go Team U.S.A.!!! Joe is just down to earth. You can't help but love the guy.

    June 17, 2014 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  4. Robert Camacho

    I love our President and Vice-President, and look forward to seeing Hillary Clinton be our President.

    Go Team USA!!!

    June 17, 2014 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  5. Ol' Yeller

    Well, I'm sure we will have some righties criticizing Biden for this gracious outreach to our US World Cup Team.
    No matter.... other than taking a few seconds to point and laugh at them, I rarely pay attention to negative crybabies (which there seems to be no shortage of in the republicant party).

    June 17, 2014 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  6. Tampa Tim

    According to "Birther Weekly Gazette," John McCain, Lindsay Graham, and Mittens Romney captured Ahmed Abu Khattala.

    June 17, 2014 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  7. NameFrank Deery

    As Iraq sinks and our once secure borders are swamped with more illegals( children this time. Sad, thanks to Obama's not defining the rules, ala Obsmacare), Biden parties
    And has a great time! Oh, and that so-called
    Benghazi suspect? Not a victory! We still don't know the, ah, "how's and why's" he or any terrorist could achieve this! So, no time for any possible Democrat Presidential hopeful to be doing "la Vida Loca".

    While Obama golfs and Biden Sambas, Ametica- who is in charge???

    June 17, 2014 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  8. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    No offense VP Biden.

    It's a shame that the World Cup ends up on the Ticker, yet getting the guy that actually perpetrated Benghazi isn't.
    We know, Obama is trying to distract us from Benghazi with Benghazi!

    FIFY

    June 17, 2014 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  9. Lizzie

    This was a family outing????

    June 17, 2014 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  10. salty dog

    Making good on his promise, of course, the jobs the gop promised?

    June 17, 2014 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  11. salty dog

    Poor frank, now he's worried about the hows and the why's, you didn't actually think the gop cared or cares about the people do you, fundraising off this really, after adamantly blaming the Democrats for politicising it, all to typical for the gop, their voters eat it up, hypocracy is truly lost on them .

    June 17, 2014 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  12. just asking

    looks like joe had some time on his hands after he went to iraq and fixed the mess obama created over there. huh...what's that? iraq is not fixed. oops, joe must have got lost on his way. oh well, at least he is out there tryin gto do a job, unlike obama who can't be bothered and just continues to campaign fund raise while iraq goes down the tubes.

    June 17, 2014 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  13. i'malib

    Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    No offense VP Biden.

    It's a shame that the World Cup ends up on the Ticker, yet getting the guy that actually perpetrated Benghazi isn't.
    We know, Obama is trying to distract us from Benghazi with Benghazi!

    FIFY
    --------------------------------
    They already arrested that guy who made the video, I don't know where you get your information from.

    June 17, 2014 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  14. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    NameFrank Deery says:
    June 17, 2014 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm
    As Iraq sinks and our once secure borders are swamped with more illegals( children this time. Sad, thanks to Obama’s not defining the rules, ala Obsmacare), Biden parties
    And has a great time! Oh, and that so-called
    Benghazi suspect? Not a victory! We still don’t know the, ah, “how’s and why’s” he or any terrorist could achieve this! So, no time for any possible Democrat Presidential hopeful to be doing “la Vida Loca”.

    While Obama golfs and Biden Sambas, Ametica- who is in charge???

    Well that didn't take long....
    Sigh... Reminds me of when OBL was killed. The idiots were saying, " Obama didn't get him, the seals did." Duh!!!

    Rosewood Syndrome strikes again....

    June 17, 2014 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  15. plain & simple

    Go Joe Every Man Biden! The next president of the United States..... was he born here?

    June 17, 2014 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  16. Sniffit

    Uh oh...all those dudes with their shirts off and Biden standing there...The Onion is gonna have a field day with this one haha

    June 17, 2014 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  17. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    i'malib says:
    June 17, 2014 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm
    Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross…..

    No offense VP Biden.

    It’s a shame that the World Cup ends up on the Ticker, yet getting the guy that actually perpetrated Benghazi isn’t.
    We know, Obama is trying to distract us from Benghazi with Benghazi!

    FIFY
    ————————————————————————————————
    They already arrested that guy who made the video, I don’t know where you get your information from.

    Not Fox like you. Btw, everyone over age 12, knows you're not a liberal.

    June 17, 2014 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  18. Rudy NYC

    just asking

    looks like joe had some time on his hands after he went to iraq and fixed the mess obama created over there. huh...what's that? iraq is not fixed. oops, joe must have got lost on his way. oh well, at least he is out there tryin gto do a job, unlike obama who can't be bothered and just continues to campaign fund raise while iraq goes down the tubes.
    ----------------------
    Exactly what mess did Pres. Obama create in Iraq? Are you saying that he was wrong to comply with the SOFA treaty that Pres. Bush signed just before he left office? Are you saying what every other conservative seems to be saying, that we should have stayed SOFA, or no SOFA?

    Have you forgotten that Malaki wanted the U.S. out so that he could have a free hand to suppress his political and religious enemies? What we supposed to do, stick around and become an occupying force? Becoming an occupying force in Iraq would have been a great idea, don't you think? That's the reason Bin Laden cited for carrying out 9/11.

    June 17, 2014 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |