Best Hair in United States Men’s Soccer History
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Tony Meola Mullet
There have been a lot of mullets in USMNT history. None however, as extravagant and glorious as Tony Meola’s mullet. It was buzzed/spiked short up top and on the sides while flowing way deep on the backside.
Alexi Lalas Ginger Goat
Former USA defender and sometime guitarist Alexi Lalas looks much cleaner in his ESPN studio than he did playing for the USA in the World Cup. He was always a dual threat with a flowing ginger mane that would make Fabio proud coupled with a goatee. Lalas was the most recognizable US player during his era. He’s the Bill Walton of former USMNT players. Good players, decent on TV and into music. Walton the Deadhead and Lalas his own music. I bet many have forgotten he opened for eight performances of Hootie & the Blowfish during their 1998 European tour. That’s not bad. See what a unique ginger (by the way one of his albums is called Ginger) mane and goat can do.
Clint Mathis Mohawk
The World Cup always showcases some crazy hairstyles. Players from all over the world try to market themselves as well as show off a personal sense of style. In 1998 the entire Romanian team decided to bleach their hair. Mathis, aka Cletus, despite not starting most the matches had one of the most memorable moments for the Yanks in the 2002 World Cup with his goal versus South Korea off a great pass from John O’Brien that silenced a stadium. Relive that moment here. Of course most the world remembers Brazil’s Ronaldo for what may be the worst haircut in soccer history that he had at 2002 World Cup. For USMNT fans it will always be about the Mathis Mohawk.
Cobi Jones Dreadlocks
Cobi Jones is the most capped player in USMNT history. While his dreadlocks sometimes would change from season to season they were always there. Jones was known as much for his dreadlocks as his hard work, great dribbling and crossing of the ball.
Jermaine Jones Snow Fro
No one on the USMNT has an afro the quality of Belgium’s Marouane Fellaini. However, Jermaine Jones afro become legendary March 22, 2013 in the WCQ in Denver versus Costa Rica. Any fan of the Yanks knows exactly what you are referring to if you say snow fro.
Brek Shea’s Hair
No one has rocked as many cool hairstyles as Brek Shea. When it comes to hair, he’s the Mario Balotelli of the USMNT. He’s gone with spiked, curly, straight, cornrows and mohawk. At a match in Nashville I remember the American Outlaws section chanting “Brek Shea’s hair!” Enough said.
Kyle Beckerman Dreadlocks
Even the fans it Jamaica were impressed by Beckerman’s dreadlocks. Not as clean looking as Cobi Jones, but long and nappy. If there was one player on the USMNT that you would not be surprised to hear smokes pot it’s Beckerman. He just looks and seems a Rastafarin at heart.
Frankie Hejduk California Cool
Opps, user Tony pointed out a big oversight on my part. I’m not sure how to describe Frankie Hejduk’s hair but he should be on the list. He was a player most fans could relate to and respect. Not the most talented, but arguably the most physically fit. Is it California surfer? However you want to describe it, it looked great on his long runs forward from the back.