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Battle of the beards

Updated: November 21, 2010, 8:01 PM ET
By Leander Schaerlaeckens

TORONTO -- He stroked his beard pensively. Yes, Matt Pickens was sure. His Colorado Rapids have their MLS Cup final opponents, FC Dallas, soundly out-bearded tonight.

"Mine's a playoff beard on top of a regular beard," he said. "I started [the goatee] before I started the beard, so that's the reason it's a little bit longer. I branched out." Upon inspection, his masterwork of facial follicles was indeed biased toward his chin.

"I've always had some facial hair and decided ...

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