White House hosts U.S. women's team

Updated: October 6, 2011, 6:58 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama hosted the U.S. women's national soccer team at the White House on Thursday to promote physical activity and healthier eating for children.

Nearly 50 kids poured onto the South Lawn for some running, kicking and other drills.

Mrs. Obama called the women's team, which lost to Japan in the World Cup final in July, "some of the best soccer players in the entire world."

She said she and her husband, President Barack Obama, and their daughters, ...

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