Barack Obama returned to Chicago on Friday night, where he worked out and then headed to a soccer game where daughter Malia was playing. Here's the pool report from Geoff Earle of the New York Post:
In what could be counted as a good omen for the Democratic nominee, daughter Malia Obama's red jersey team won their youth soccer game tonight.
Malia's father quietly strode onto the field at 8:15 wearing a dark jacket and blue hat after his workout. None of the other parents or kids seemed to notice him. The game was underway, and Michelle Obama was there.
Obama chatted with another man while watching his daughter's team play against another team wearing yellow jerseys. The field was in the area of the University of Illinois at Chicago campus, which technically connects your pooler to infamous faculty member Bill Ayers.
There was also another team playing on an adjacent field. The games took place under bright floodlights on a chilly night, with the Sears Tower overlooking in the background.
At one point Obama took a break from the game to have a brief footrace with younger daughter Sasha.
The pool couldn't see much of the action from a distance, but after about half an hour the kids in red jerseys all started jumping up and down and cheering. One kid in yellow looked pretty distraught. We don't have an official score, but a player on the red team said it was 1-0.
Motorcade left at 8:45 pm, arriving back at the Obama residence a bit after 9.
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