The former USMNT defender keeps a relatively low profile most of the time by commentating on the MLS, but he becomes suddenly ubiquitous at the start of every World Cup. Lalas doesn't seem like a bad guy now that he's cut off the goatee and he's definitely a savvy observer of the game. Still, his singer-songwriter album "Ginger" is one of the worst things to ever come out of the athletic-musical industrial complex. Sample lyric: "I've been counting to forever/but forever is every day." The man tortured countless Hootie and the Blowfish by opening for them in the nineties.
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