The USA will begin their World Cup preparations tonight when they face Azerbaijan in San Francisco and team captain Clint Dempsey has received a boost from a rather unexpected source.
International rap star, Snoop Dogg has praised Dempsey and sent his best wishes to the whole USA team via a short video message.
The message which Dempsey shared with his 123,000 followers on Instagram earlier today can be seen above.
Snoop starts the message with a personal shout out to Dempsey, who he describes as the "number one soccer player in the world, yes sir." He then moves on to give the rest of the team a good luck wish.
The recording artist is known to be a huge soccer fan and even expressed a wish recently to buy a share in Celtic.
I'm sure Snoop will be cheering the boys on when they make their trip to Brazil next month.