Ben Olsen has been a fixture with DC United since 1997, as a player and now as their head coach. This year, he authored the greatest turnaround in MLS history, as United went from three wins in 2013 to 17 wins this year and the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Feel that? That’s the one-day breather between the baseball season (which ended yesterday) and the baseball playoffs (which start tomorrow). If you haven’t been paying attention, fear not: you can still sound smart, thanks to our quick-and-dirty guide to the playoffs.
Sure, there’s been a recent rise in the stylishness of homegrown athletes in basketball, football and even hockey, but every four years we’re reminded of the original stylish athlete: the soccer player.
Because it’s impossible not to pick up a few style cues while globetrotting between international clubs, hobnobbing with rock stars and carousing with models. Not to mention, it’s a lot easier to look good in a suit when you’re not an outsized linebacker or spindly power forward. In other words, it’s made for some pretty dapper gents over the years.