The United States squad received a phone call from President Joe Biden over the weekend wishing them good luck as they prepare to open their 2022 FIFA World Cup campaign in Qatar on Monday.
The U.S. will take on Wales, England, and Iran in Group B over the next two weeks and Biden urged the squad to "play their hearts out and shock 'em all."
Despite Biden calling the group underdogs, the Americans are oddsmakers' favorites over Wales and Iran but will face a tough test when they meet England on November 25.
The U.S. will be playing its first World Cup match since 2014 after failing to make the 2018 edition in Russia.
Midfielder Tyler Adams, 23, has been named the U.S. captain and will wear the armband on Monday. (Reuters)
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