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Thursday, May 10, 2012
GALAXY: White House visit next week

By Scott French

The Galaxy will visit the White House next week to fête their MLS Cup championship with President Barack Obama.

The Galaxy are in Montreal for Saturday's Major League Soccer match against the Impact and will head from Quebec to Washington for Tuesday's ceremony, a club spokesman said. The Galaxy are expected to announce the visit later Thursday.

The Galaxy won their third MLS Cup title in November, beating the Houston Dynamo 1-0 in the final at Home Depot Center after capturing their second straight Supporters' Shield with a league-best 19-5-10 regular-season record. They also won MLS Cup championships in 2002 and 2005.

The Galaxy are off to a 3-5-1 start this season and are seventh in the nine-team Western Conference.

UPDATE (8:55 p.m.): The Galaxy announced the visit Thursday night. The president will honor the team at 11:05 a.m. PT on the South Lawn, and first lady Michelle Obama will be host for a “Let's Move!” soccer clinic to follow.