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Obama: America Is 'a Middle of the Pack Team'

"We're not Germany yet. Or Italy or France, but -- or Argentina or Brazil -- but we're now in the mix."

11:08 AM, Jun 27, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
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President Obama said the United States soccer team isn't the worst, but it isn't the best either. "We're a middle of the pack team," the commander in chief said in an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos.

"We really only had a couple of shots at the goal," Obama said in observation of the World Cup game yesterday.

"This has been a tough game," Stephanopoulos replied. "And now everyone knows not to bite."  

Obama noted, "We have advanced from a nonfactor, to being a solid, middle--"  

"A real team."

"We're a middle of the pack team. We're not Germany yet. Or Italy or France, but -- or Argentina or Brazil -- but we're now in the mix," Obama observed. "You get a sense that it's captured the popular imagination."

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