Luis Robles Wears Sweatpants, Is A Boss

During Saturday night’s 1-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps, Red Bull New York goalkeeper Luis Robles earned his league-leading ninth shutout. Though the match featured the return of captain Dax McCarty from a broken leg, it was Robles who was the biggest boss on the pitch.

BC Place in Vancouver, where the match was played, features artificial turf instead of natural grass. Turf is notorious for doling out severe rug burn to unfortunate soccer players who decide to slide on them. According to Steve Cangialosi of MSG Networks, Robles decided to wear sweatpants to combat such maladies. But we all know he really wore them to show soccer dads across North America how they should dress.

Channeling his inner Hungarian goalkeeper, Robles donned a pair of black Adidas sweatpants with the Red Bull New York logo on his hip. Rather than looking like the usual professional athlete he does, the most prolific goalkeeper in Red Bulls history looked more like a middle aged father of three, enjoying his Sunday afternoon run. But, like the boss he is, he didn’t care one bit about his appearance.

We should all learn a lesson from Luis’ sartorial choice. Whether we look suave or disheveled, it doesn’t matter so long as we do our jobs to our best abilities. Here’s to hoping he wears a baseball hat next match, ala Bouna Coundoul.