Snoop Dogg has described United States ace Clint Dempsey as "the No.1 soccer player in the world".
The rap star took time out to wish Jurgen Klinsmann's men all the best in this summer's World Cup in Brazil but singled the squad's most famous hip hop fan out for special praise.
"Shout out to Clint Dempsey, the No.1 soccer player in the world, yes sir, and the whole US soccer team," Snoop Dogg said in a video posted on Instagram.
"Good luck in the World Cup - and bring it home."
The 31-year-old Dempsey showed off his rapping skills during an advertising campaign in the run-up to the 2006 World Cup.