Some soccer players age gracefully. Others age poorly. Alex Lalas deserves to be in another category. Just check out the beard he was sporting on Thursday's ESPN broadcast. It is glorious, just absolutely glorious.
As someone who sports a rather short-cropped beard himself, I bow at the absolute majesty that is Lalas' ginger beard. I am seriously in awe.
A tip of the cap, good sir.
In case you're wondering, he's definitely aware of how good it looks.
Sorry, should have warned you about the beard. Unfair to unleash that much awesomeness without preparing you.— Alexi Lalas (@AlexiLalas) September 21, 2012