Brek’s do seems to radiates through the MLS like a solar flare or something. Must have something to do with the militaryesque, ‘shot-back-and-sides, please’ culture of American soccer hair, in general. If it weren’t for Alexi Lalas, right now we’d be experiencing a culture shock equivalent to Elvis’s gyrating hips.
But we have reason to be enamored by Brekken’s hairstyle. It’s not often US players show their swagger through their scalp, like we see from some other flamboyant international players. And the fact Brek is really quite talented – not to mention white as a sheet, a goldilocks, left footed and weirdly, really shy – makes him a refreshingly exciting character amidst our vanillaness.
Brek’s choice to go with a black raspberry stripe for MLS First Kick was a good one. The corn rows were the best, and the multiple skunk looks were fun, but I’m over it. Just watched Girl With a Dragon Tattoo last night and I submit this challenge to Mr. Shea: Let’s see you’re best Lisbeth Salander. And not the blonde version. Need to go jet black for this one.