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04.24.2014
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Major League Soccer champions the Colorado Rapids were outfitted in custom-fitted Hart Schaffner Marx suits to meet President Obama at the White House.

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President Obama with the Colorado Rapids

SOCCER STRIPES: After winning the Major League Soccer championship last year, the Colorado Rapids finally met with President Obama on Monday at the White House — and were outfitted in custom-fitted Hart Schaffner Marx suits for the occasion. The gray striped suits were fashioned from worsted wool and complemented with ties in the team colors.

“I just want to point out that I got the memo and dressed appropriately in the gray suit,” quipped Obama to the team. “And some of you know, I am a soccer dad myself. I have watched my share of games over the years. And I’m used to seeing everybody gather around the ball, and then it kind of pops out somewhere. And so I want to congratulate all the players behind me for coming so far since those days, because I’m sure your parents were thinking the same thing — that these guys can’t play.” The team, in turn, presented Obama with his own Colorado Rapids jersey.

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