Never judge a book by its cover – they might just grow up to be a top-flight football player.
Everybody loves seeing photos of their favourite celebrities from before they were famous. It gets even better when the photos are incredibly awkward.
Good news for fans of the aforementioned – Instagram may be the greatest innovation in the field. Many a celebrity, including a huge amount of MLS players, have embraced the social medium, so it was only natural that the family photo album would come out eventually.
First of all we have LA Galaxy’s young defender Kofi Opare, who used to be fantastically chubby:
Followed by DC United cult hero Chris Pontius, who is depicted sporting a fantastic bouffant haircut/oversized pink polo shirt combo:
There you have it – for all of you young lads out there reading this who may be overweight, or simply plain awkward, you should never give up on your MLS dream.