game on

…. watching the World Cup final between the U.S. and Japan in the Treaty Room, July 17 (Photo by Pete Souza)

Jill Biden and Chelsea Clinton at the Women’s Football World Cup final in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Alex Morgan gives the USA a 1-0 lead in the World Cup final against Japan:

Japan’s Aya Miyama makes it 1-1:

Abby Wambach makes it 2-1 for the USA:

Homare Sawa (right) made it 2-2:

It finished 2-2 …. uh oh …. Japan won on penalties:

58 Responses to “game on”

  1. 1 MTmarilyn
    July 17, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    It’s tied right now. Great game!

  2. 2 Fred
    July 17, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    vamos chicas

  3. 3 desertflower
    July 17, 2011 at 4:32 pm


  4. 4 GGail
    July 17, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Just like any ordinary family IN THE WORLD. 🙂

  5. 5 utaustinliberal
    July 17, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Love the picture. Saw it on twitter when @petesouza posted it. Thanks for posting it here Chips. How many TOD’ers are watching the world cup final? I know I am. Crossing my fingers in hope that #USAWINS!!!!!!! USA! USA! USA! Yes WE Can!!!!!!!!! 😀

    • 6 Asher in Boston
      July 17, 2011 at 4:53 pm

      I am watching UT. Our first family so like the everyday family on a sunday afternoon. Love it. The pic.

  6. July 17, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Love the desk in the background. Looks like his REAL workspace.

    • 8 isonprize
      July 17, 2011 at 9:26 pm

      Maggy, that’s what I said!! 😆 That looks like where he REALLY works. In fact, that kinda looks like one of the places where they hang out when ‘Daddy’s working from home’. How cool is that?

  7. 9 lisalovesobama
    July 17, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Seriously, with Chelsea’s appearance, I don’t know where Hilary begins or Bill ends: It’s like Chelsea is this perfect mix of them both. When I see her, I can’t say that she looks more like her mom or her dad: she just looks like both of them and I can’t even point out which features are whose. She just looks like them. Nice.
    ps- Jill looks absolutely lovely. She looks like she’s having a good time 🙂

  8. 10 Viv
    July 17, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    What a treat to see our First Family relaxing! I don’t recall seeing many pictures like this. Thank you for posting this.

  9. 11 Me4obama
    July 17, 2011 at 4:52 pm


  10. 12 Dudette
    July 17, 2011 at 4:52 pm


  11. 13 Mariele K.
    July 17, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    US 2 Japan 1

  12. 14 Me4obama
    July 17, 2011 at 4:52 pm


  13. July 17, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    USA GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  14. 20 Fred
    July 17, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllllll 😀 😀 😀

  15. 21 MTmarilyn
    July 17, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Abby just scored a header again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. 22 utaustinliberal
    July 17, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    GoooooooooaaaaaaaaLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!! Abby Wambach Scores USA!!! #USA!!!!!! USA!!!!!!! YES WE CAN!!!!!!!! 😀 😀 😀

  17. 23 Asher in Boston
    July 17, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Omg. This is superb. Socca ni socca. Ole ole ole oleoleole!!!!!!

  18. 25 MTmarilyn
    July 17, 2011 at 5:06 pm


  19. 26 Fred
    July 17, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    2 all 😡

  20. 27 dotster
    July 17, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    One of the players is from my town, graduated from the high school near my neighborhood, a very nice write-up in the local paper today. She excelled in all sports, an all-around great athlete, chose soccer in the end.

  21. 28 Fred
    July 17, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    congratulations Japan

  22. July 17, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Check out our First Family’s shoeless feet (Michelle & Malia’s) . . . I guess in their home (The White House), they have the right to bare arms and the right to bare feet. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • July 17, 2011 at 5:31 pm

      They are so real!

    • 31 HZ
      July 17, 2011 at 5:36 pm

      Newcenturywoman, I read an interview that the this is a habit that the First Lady practiced in her home in Chicago as well. The interviewer said that this is common to see our First Lady barefeet in the redience. I like the habit. I practive it in my home for over 30 years.

  23. 33 MTmarilyn
    July 17, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    If anyone other than US had to win I am glad it was Japan. They deserve it after all they have gone thru. So sorry for our girls.

  24. 34 Marlz
    July 17, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    JAPAN WON! No hard feelings. They went thru a lot especially with their coach dying during the tsusami.

  25. 35 Dudette
    July 17, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Awww… so close! I can’t be mad at Japan, though. They needed something to celebrate after the horrendous year they’ve had.
    Hold your heads high, USA team! You represented us well!!

    • 36 HZ
      July 17, 2011 at 5:31 pm

      I am happy for both teams. But we are a beutiful people here in US. Maybe this will also bring a healing to the people of Japan. We are still proud of our team. Just to know that we have played a part again in a nation’s healing process.

  26. 37 desertflower
    July 17, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Congratulations to Japan on your soccer win. Nice job! USA women…we’re so proud of all of you! You represented us well!

    • July 17, 2011 at 5:30 pm

      It really was an amazing game. I was routing for the USA. But I guess Japan was destined to win.

      I think this will uplift their country especially after having a very rough time this year with earthquakes and that deadly the Tsunami.

      Congratulations to Japan on their win. However, I think the American girls did their country proud.

      • 39 utaustinliberal
        July 17, 2011 at 5:36 pm

        I know right? A gracious athlete always congratulates his/her opponent. Congratulations Japan on your world cup victory. Well deserved healing for a grieving nation. Team USA you did your best and played excellently. You did your country proud. 😀

  27. 40 Mariele K.
    July 17, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    To Japan, I cogratulate u on an excellent match and victory. To the US team, you represented your country with pride , class and dignity. You have done us proud.

    Great game.

  28. July 17, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    I’m now really taking in that amazing photo of the Obamas watching the game.

    They had the game food, dips and what looks like Salsa. And the remotes.
    Check out how Malia has her cup on the ground.

    I could so relate to this picture. It encompasses all the habits in the home.

    I just love them.

    • 43 Doris
      July 17, 2011 at 6:14 pm

      I saw all that too donna. It looks like they are in the President’s private office. 😀 Nice office. It’s looks fitting for him as my Mama would say.

  29. July 17, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Good game. I usually don’t watch soccer, but I was rooting on our ladies. Tough lost. They had so many chances in the first half but they couldn’t get them to go in. But we still are proud of them, and to Japan, with all your country have face recently hopefully this will lift you’ll spirits. Still so proud of our ladies.

  30. July 17, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Wow, I didn’t know that Japan’s coach died in the tsumai, What a terrible lose that nation has experieced in so many ways. Congratulations to our Team USA for giving it their best.I remember taking my granddaughter to a match when the winning USA women traveled the country. I couldn’t be happier for Japan as they bring honor to their nation at a very challenging time.

  31. July 17, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    “… And they gathered them before the Tube, for truly, that was the Light of the World …”

    [ Sorry, couldn’t resist ]

  32. 47 donna dem 4 obama
    July 17, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    I love this First Family. That picture just makes me feel like anyone of us could be there watching that game with them. 🙂

  33. July 17, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Obama in 2008: “You built a campaign when nobody thought we could. We were 30 points down.” Well it’s time to protect: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnhmByYxEIo

  34. 50 lexusv
    July 17, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    That is a real family for sure. I know I come in and take my shoes off first. They done got out of their Sunday go to meetings, and now chillin ;o)

    • July 17, 2011 at 7:54 pm

      Malia and Michelle are bare foot. Come home from church, sit back and chill. Let me see the idiots are going to be checking out what they are eating and how many calories?

  35. 53 LadyTNT
    July 17, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I’m not sure if that is a cell phone sitting in front of Malia but she had it in her hand this morning walking to church. If it is she’s just like every other teenager and me(and I’m far from a teenager, Lol) attached to her phone 😉

  36. 54 lexusv
    July 17, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    I want to know what they are eating too, looks like salsa and chips, but what is the other dish???????????????

  37. July 17, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Love the picture–REAL Americans watching a game together. Why anyone would say they want to “take this country back” is beyond me! I looked up some info about this room. The Treaty Table does look to be the President’s desk, where he gets real work done. The casual furniture gives the family a place to relax, put their feet up, and have time out from the insanity they are surrounded with. God bless them. I can picture the President working at that table in the evening, girls doing their homework on the couch, Michelle reading, and Bo doing his dog stuff–I say God bless them, again!!!!!!

  38. 56 isonprize
    July 17, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    I don’t know, but it looks like Mich may enjoy a cold one, every now and then. Barry’s looks more like iced tea. And kids (relegated to paper cups, just like in my family!) have either iced tea or punch of some kind. It’s just so cool that they are a regular family, bare feet and all.

    I LOVE THESE FOLKS! Just love ’em!!! 😆 8) 8) 😆

  39. 58 globalcitizenlinda
    July 17, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Congratulations to the US Women’s soccer team for a very good perfromance!

    Only one team could win this and this time God’s wisdom decided that the Japan needed this win more given the national crises they have faced most recently.

    my congratulations to Japan women’s soccer team and thanks for helping to contribute to the healing of the national mood!

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