Barack Obama has put executive-branch muscle and street soccer cred behind the United States bid for the 2018 or 2022 World Cup finals. In Jun 2010 he will attend Opening Ceremonies at Soccer City in Soweto.
Preliminaries for the 1978 amistoso in Havana, the first appearance for a U.S. professional sports side since 1959. The U.S. national team visited Havana as part of World Cup qualifying in Sept 08. Video courtesy Dave Wasser, www.davebrett.com.