Hockey, in particular, likes to see itself as the nation’s fourth major team sport, but the National Hockey League’s popularity has sagged over the last decade amidst two major work stoppages.
The Boston Bruins — the 2011 Stanley Cup champion — were invited to their own ceremony in January. So were the Galaxy in 2011, when they also won the MLS championship.
The Kings and Galaxy are both owned by sports conglomerate Anschutz Entertainment Group, which could be a reason they’re traveling to the White House at the same time.
The White House did not immediately return a request for comment.