Dynamo visit White House -- again

June 6, 2008 2:05:49 PM PDT
The Houston Dynamo, two-time defending MLS Cup champions, visited the White House Thursday to be congratulated by President George W. Bush for their back-to-back MLS Cup championships.Wednesday's match against D.C. United was postponed, but the Dynamo continued their trip with a morning tour of the White House, then met with President Bush and posed for a team picture in the Rose Garden. Bush then brought the entire roster into the Oval Office and took individual pictures with each player, a rare opportunity for the two-time defending champions.

"It was quite an experience," defender Patrick Ianni said. "It's always an honor to be able to go and check out the rich history here. It's a great experience I'll remember for a lifetime."

The visit honored the team's 2007 MLS Cup championship, won in Washington, D.C. on November 18, 2007 with a 2-1 victory over the New England Revolution. With this visit, the Dynamo become the first MLS squad to make consecutive visits to the White House.

To celebrate the team's trip and its two consecutive championships, the first 7,500 fans in attendance for the Sunday, June 8 game against Toronto FC at 7:30pm will receive a specially designed Dynamo championship lapel pin like those worn by the team on its White House visit.

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