President congratulates U.S. Women's National Team on World Cup victory

WASHINGTON (KGO) -- President Obama called the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Tuesday afternoon to congratulate them on Sunday's victory in the World Cup Final and for "displaying the strength and spirit that makes our country great - in front of the largest soccer audience in American TV history." A video posted on Twitter shows the joyous call.

The president applauded Coach Jill Ellis for her leadership during this remarkable run and noted Carli Lloyd's extraordinary hat-trick and early goal, which set the tone for the team's convincing victory. Obama says he looks forward to welcoming the team to the White House to celebrate their championship.

No date has been set for the team to celebrate at the White House, but the president has invited them to visit.

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