August 30th, 2011
Kyle Beckerman: He’s Growing On Us
Kickette Philosophy Handbook, Rule 4.9b: For every Cristiano Ronaldo there must be a Kyle Beckerman. Images: Getty Images North America/Zimbio.
The captain of MLS side Real Salt Lake is a wild n’ woolly type with what appears to be an aversion to bathing and hair products. He also seems to scare the crap out of small children and it looks unlikely that he spends all his money on shiny, expensive things.
On paper, the kind of dude we would give someone else’s cellphone number to, if he were ask.
Except. We’re not quite as shallow as we like to make out at Kickette Towers, and Beckerman’s reputation as an all-round decent dude with time for fans and an admirable commitment to his club has caught our addled eyes of late. We know Kyle has a pretty decent following with you guys, but it’s been a while since he graced these pages, so the only appropriate thing to do is throw it out there and see what it is covered with when it crawls back.
Of course, these photos of Mr Beckerman in no way influenced our change of heart on the subject, and we’re sure that you will remain totally impartial after viewing them too. Ahem.