tryout for the New York Jets and its aftermath? How about the time he quit playing soccer to star in the off-Broadway play, Tony n' Tina's Wedding?
The thing is, the ponytail wasn't even Meola's most amazing adventure in his Chronicles of Hairnia. Behold the MULLET! So much business, so much party. This haircut is in the upper echelon of 'dos to grace the game of soccer, which has seen more than its fair share. It's breathtaking. Glorious. It speaks as if from on high: "Thou shall have no other mullets before me."
And we couldn't. Thanks to Meola, US goalkeeping was forever changed. Since no one could come close to the hair-bar he set so high, we were forced to go a completely different direction.
roughly 37 feet. For about a month in 2009, I did an extensive amount of research into whether or not Brad just had a case of Benjamin Button disease, which would explain his superior athleticism in regards to his shiny pate, but it turns out he's just a freak of nature. A PK blocking freak of nature.
If Howard were to get hurt at some point in time during the South African tournament, never fear, we have two other bald/ing goalies on our squad to take his place.
Marcus Hahnemann (left) is obviously the next in line, as he has less hair (and looks like a Bond Villain). Brad Guzan is not quite ready to take the mantle, but in a few years, when his hair has thinned into oblivion, he'll be a great choice for the Red, White and Blue.
The future of goalkeeping is looking bright for the US. As bright as the sun reflecting off a shiny, waxed dome. As long as we keep producing great, bald keepers, we'll be just fine.