LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena has received a call of congratulations from US President Barack Obama.

Whilst in Indonesia on the Galaxy's post-season tour, Arena spoke to the President who offered his congratulations following the club's triumphant MLS Cup-winning campaign.

"The President said, as a soccer fan, he wanted to let coach Arena know that the team inspired a lot of young soccer players, including his kids," according to a statement released by the White House on Tuesday evening.

"The President congratulated coach Arena on all that the team has done for the game of soccer and asked him to pass along his congratulations to Landon Donovan, David Beckham and the rest of the team."

Usually the winning club makes a visit to the White House, which the Galaxy will be doing, but this is the first time a President has actually phoned the winning coach.

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