President Obama Welcomes LA Galaxy to White House, Zings David Beckham

Barack Obama: President, statesman, world leader… joker?

David Beckham, Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane and a bunch of other, less famous dudes visited the White House on Tuesday per the traditional arrangement in which American sports champions are congratulated by the sitting President.

The reigning MLS champs are the Los Angeles Galaxy, the sitting President is Barack Obama and the meeting produced a few funny moments.

First, Obama called the Galaxy "the Miami Heat of soccer."

Uh, OK. Does that make Robbie Keane the Galaxy's version of Chris Bosh?

Then, Obama, 50, went to work on the 37-year-old Beckham, whom he jokingly called a "young up-and-comer."

USA Today reports:

"We also have a young up-and-comer on the team, a guy named David Beckham," Obama said. "I have to say I gave David a hard time—I said half his teammates could be his kids."

He then turned to the midfield...

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