In tweet, Obama cheers on US women at World Cup

In tweet, Obama cheers on US women at World Cup

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United States' Alex Morgan is carried by United States' Lauren Cheney in celebration after she scored their side's 3rd goal during the semifinal match between France and the United States at the Women's Soccer World Cup in Moenchengladbach, Germany, Wednesday, July 13, 2011.(AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on July 17, 2011 at 10:02 AM

Updated Sunday, Jul 17 at 10:21 AM

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is cheering on the U.S. women's soccer team as it competes in the Women's World Cup final against Japan in Frankfurt, Germany.

Obama sent his support to the team in a tweet Sunday morning, saying: "Sorry I can't be there to see you play, but I'll be cheering you on from here. Let's go. -- BO."

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has "the highest hopes" for an American victory, a match at which her daughter Chelsea is part of the official U.S. delegation.

Although she is visiting nearby Greece, Clinton won't be able to attend the match herself, but says she'll be watching on television and cheering the team on.

The former first lady and senator is a passionate supporter of women's and girls' sport and education and has in her current position highlighted their importance to development and economic success.

The top-ranked U.S. women's team will be playing for their third World Cup championship in the game after a riveting road to the final.

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