The Blond Chronicles: Eddie Johnson, Terrence Boyd, Maurice Edu...what are you thinking? | THE SIDELINE

Here at, we're big fans of #positivevibes, #positiveliving and #doingme. (At least, that's what Eddie Johnson's Instagram told us to say.)

Anyway, our pal Eddie did something kind of crazy last week. In case you aren't on social media all day, everyday like myself, you might have missed the Seattle Sounders and US national team forward dying his hair blond*. It came out just about how you would have expected — equal amounts of awesome and ridiculous, kind of like Eddie.

(*No, really, watch that video on Eddie's Instagram page.)

We'll defer to Eddie's Instagram once again and let you decide how the bold statement is working for the self-proclaimed #floridaboy that's just #livinglife and #lovinglife.

And head coach Sigi Schmid, your thoughts?

Eddie isn't the only one US national teamer to make the blond plunge of late, either. A couple of Eddie's assumed co-conspirators, Terrence Boyd and Maurice Edu, have given the look a shot, posting pictures online of their blond adventures gone wrong.

[From the Instagram accounts of Terrence Boyd and Maurice Edu]

If this trend was part of a bet gone wrong for the Americans, Terrence Boyd has either already backed out, or realized how much he looked like Sisqo, because he's already shaved his head as part of SK Rapid Wien preseason camp. (That's our boy Terrence, second from the left.)

Someone had better figure out the water-to-chemical ratio at US national team training centers before Landon Donovan returns to the squad for the Gold Cup this month and we have a repeat of this great American tragedy.


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