Earlier today, President Barack Obama called up Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey to congratulate them on their work in the 2014 World Cup. During their conversation, Obama commended both guys on getting the entire nation to band together to cheer on the USMNT and reminisced a little bit on his own soccer playing days. Then, towards the middle of their discussion, Barack had a little advice for Timmy: "I think you're going to have to shave your beard."

And you know what, Obama may have a point.    

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