Some Luv for the ole guys:
12 Over Thirty-Four
Old guys rule.
As much as I love the annual 24 Under 24 series, it makes me feel a little, shall we say, dated. I speak to MLS players every week, and the past few years have been a steady realization for me that, even if I were a professional player, I’d probably be retired. (Hell, you should see what my podiatrist says about the state of my regrettable left foot.)
But as a Gen X/Gen Y cusper, it gives me great joy to see guys in this league who are still doing their thing – and in some cases, excelling. Therefore, on a week in which we celebrate the exuberance of youth in MLS, I’d like to shine a slightly graying light on my generation and remind everyone that dudes born in the 1970s can still bring it.
Using the same rationale as the 24 Under 24 (with the Dec. 8 MLS Cup final as the age cut-off), here is my XI Over 34: