President Biden calls USMNT to wish players luck before 2022 World Cup

The United States Men’s National Team 2022 World Cup play vs Wales begins in Qatar on Monday and the Stars and Stripes are pouring in wishes from across the country.

With a special message from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC

US President Joe Biden called USMNT coach Greg Berhalter from the Oval Office to voice his support for the team as it prepares to play in its first World Cup since 2014.

“I know you’re the underdog, but I tell you you have some of the best players in the world on your team, and you’re representing this country and I know you’re going to play your game.” The heart is out, so let’s shock them all, Biden said. “Trust in each other, play as hard as you can, and I know for you and your family and your teammates, the whole country is rooting for you.”

USMNT players greeted Biden’s call with smiles and applause.

Midfielder Weston McKennie has also gotten into the patriotic spirit by dyeing his hair red, white and blue.

USA currently sits at +10000 to win the World Cup fox bet ($10 bet to win a total of $1,010), tied for 15th longest odds.

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The USMNT begins Group B play against Wales on Monday at 2 p.m. ET on Fox and the Fox Sports app.

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