‘You guys are going to do it!’: President Biden teams up with USMNT to wish them luck before Holland World Cup game – with captain Tyler Adams sending a 7,000 mile pass from Qatar to the White House!
President Biden has teamed up with the USA World Cup squad and captain Tyler Adams for a clever video to wish the team luck before Saturday’s showdown against Holland.
The USMNT meet Holland in the last-16 knockout stage of the tournament and victory would equal the best ever World Cup run with a quarterfinal place.
Midfielder Adams is filmed at a US training session held at the Al Gharafa stadium in Doha with the ball at his feet and shouts to camera: ‘Hey Mr President – heads up!’.
Adams then flicks the ball up and sends a powerful pass over the camera, before the scene switches 6,892 miles away to the White House.
Tyler Adams and President Biden teamed up for a video before USA plays Holland on Saturday
Biden catches a pass from Adams and tells the team they ‘are going to do it’ against Holland
There, the ball appears to land in the Rose Garden, where President Biden is on hand to take a catch.
Wearing his USA scarf, Biden collects the ball and says: ‘It’s called soccer. Go USA! You guys are going to do it!’.
Biden tweeted the video out with the caption: ‘Good kick, Tyler Adams. Let’s go, USMNT!’.
Victory for the USA would see the team equal its best ever run at a World Cup by reaching the quarterfinal stage of the tournament.
Biden also sent the USA team a message before the tournament began in Qatar. He spoke to coach Gregg Berhalter and his team over the phone and said: ‘You guys, I know you’re the underdog.
‘But I tell you what man, you got some of the best players in the world on your team and you’re representing this country and I know you’re gonna play your hearts out. So lets go shock ’em all.
‘Keep trusting in one another play as hard as you can and you know for you and your families, your teammates and the whole country is rooting for you.’
President Biden called the USMNT ahead of their opening game at the 2022 World Cup
Christian Pulisic should be ok to play after getting hurt scoring for the USA against Iran
Star man Christian Pulisic is set to start for Gregg Berhalter’s team, despite hurting his pelvis scoring the decisive goal against Iran on Tuesday.
Pulisic raced onto Sergino Dest’s header across Iran’s six-yard box to score but his momentum sent him crashing into opposing goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand in the 38th minute.
The Chelsea attacker played the rest of the first half but went off at the halftime interval and was taken to hospital for scans.
If USA beats Holland, Lionel Messi and Argentina will likely be the quarterfinal opponent. The South American side meet Australia in the last-16.