President Obama called U.S. Men’s National Team captain Clint Dempsey and goalkeeper Tim Howard yesterday to commend them on their team’s performance during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The team succeeded in getting out of the group stage, surviving the “Group of Death” over Ghana and Portugal, but were beaten in the round of 16 by Belgium, losing in overtime 2-1.

Listen in to hear the pride in each of the voices on both ends of this two minute call:

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