Photo: First family watches World Cup
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters Sasha and Malia watch the World Cup soccer game between the U.S. and Japan, from the Treaty Room office in the residence of the White House, Sunday, July 17, 2011.
July 17th, 2011
05:01 PM ET
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Proud member of "Global Zero"

    I will admit, I am a little heart broken here. Both teams played very well. Congratulations to Japan. You cannot help but feel good for them after all they have and are still going through. Way to go girls, on both teams.

    July 17, 2011 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  2. GOP = Greed Over People

    I like it, just like at my house, kicking back with bare feet, I think I see a Presidential toe peeking out from behind the table leg!

    But please, two remotes? Again, just like at my house, but one would think that one of the Presidential perks would be a single remote to run all the electronic toys!

    July 17, 2011 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  3. M.Dodd

    Looks like a pretty uncomfortable place to watch the game. 3 out of the will have a stiff neck needing to turn their head to see the game. Don't they have a theater or something in the White House to watch things in comfort?

    July 17, 2011 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  4. Slim Shaddy

    Just your average American family, watching the world cup. I do pity the kids, though. You know what would have made this the perfect staged photo. Have both of the girls texting. Unless this family is Amish, and I suspect they are, seeing two sisters without a 4G in their hands is very unusual.

    July 17, 2011 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  5. Brandon V. in DFW

    Malia is so tall,she seems to have grown nearly a foot or more in the last year or two. Love the pic, great work Mr. Souza.

    July 17, 2011 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  6. LNB

    Fantastic game....Yeah Japan! ! Stunning. And to you Mr. President, take some strength and spirit from the Japanese team and stand strong, play through, and believe in your GOALS, remembering your your TEAM MATES will work just as hard for you this time around providing you stand with us and do not give away what is not yours to give away. WE got YOUR BACK if you got OURS!!! <3 <3 Obama 2012

    July 17, 2011 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  7. Marie MD

    While I am sad that the US was not able to to win this superb match I am glad to see the Obama family having some time to sit down and enjoy the game as a family.
    One or both of the Obama girls plays soccer.

    July 17, 2011 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  8. Shannon

    What a great family moment, they do America proud!

    July 17, 2011 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  9. Al

    It's great to see black people in the white house. I know that there are some people who hate this photo!

    July 17, 2011 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  10. Joe

    Is it just me or does this photo look ridiculously staged! None of them are sitting comfortably.

    July 17, 2011 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  11. 100% ETH

    What a busy Family. All their desks and shelves are full of books and papers.

    Just curious, I don't see that Portuguese Dog. Were did it go??? Usually, my Dogs are around me when I watch Sports Channels.

    And also, when people they see Me, my Sisters and Brothers with our Family, they said, "look at them they all look alike. They are similar, in postures and Colours". But, here I don't see who look like who.

    Just give me clues, if you are better knowing characterization of Family matches.

    July 17, 2011 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  12. James Moulton

    I might not be the President. I might be rooted firmly in the lower middle class. But when I watched the game, I did so in a more comfortable room, wearing more comfortable clothes, on a more comfortable sofa, with family members who didn't look staged and miserable.

    July 18, 2011 12:12 am at 12:12 am |
  13. diridi

    Obama, it is not time to take the things easy, for granted. Oil is way up. work on employment, debt ceiling. You need to work extra work hours. We strongly support you, so far, you are doing best job. just be stern, strict, at your guns. All know, GOP idiots are playing drama. They may introduce Mark Rubio for VP to get Mexican votes. But, he thins, making more tax payers make him more illegals to legals, it is wrong way. o.k, You know what I mean. These things will be dealt later. First economy, employment, Oil independence, infrastructure, etc, later stringent immigration...etc, o.k, Nation needs strong thinkers for this nation. God bless Obama, the USA!!!!!

    July 18, 2011 07:37 am at 7:37 am |