ESPN: Ochocinco To Try-Out For MLS Team
Old 03-17-2011, 02:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chad Ochocinco will try to play a different kind of football during the NFL lockout.

Never short on publicity-grabbing ideas, the Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver is set for a four-day tryout with Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer starting Tuesday.

The club said Wednesday that after the tryout, it would determine whether to extend the trial period.

"We're always searching for players who can help our team and bringing in new talent," Sporting Kansas City manager Peter Vermes said. "We know that Chad is an exceptional athlete and that he loves the sport of soccer, and he did play a lot when he was younger. We're excited to see how his skills will translate once he arrives next week and begins training with our team."

Ochocinco started playing soccer at age 4 but chose to focus on football in high school.

"Due to the NFL lockout, I'm excited to be able to follow my childhood dream of playing for a Major League Soccer team," Ochocinco said.
Chad Ochocinco follows his 'dream', to get MLS tryout - ESPN
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PR stunt! PR stunt!

but apparently the guy is good. I heard he either used to play at a high level in highschool or college or something.... so he should be good enough for the MLS.
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Soccer is just running and kicking. Ocho can definately run fast being a receiver in football. I would assume he can kick a ball as well. Should be fine playing soccer.
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Soccer is just running and kicking. Ocho can definately run fast being a receiver in football. I would assume he can kick a ball as well. Should be fine playing soccer.
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Soccer is just running and kicking. Ocho can definately run fast being a receiver in football. I would assume he can kick a ball as well. Should be fine playing soccer.
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TFC needs a striker...the position I assume he would play
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is it just me or is Sporting Kansas City THE WORST name for a franchise ever
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Old 03-17-2011, 12:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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is it just me or is Sporting Kansas City THE WORST name for a franchise ever
no it's not. I would call it an improvement over their prior name which was the Kansas city Wizards. I do think it's unoriginal, but it's not the worst.

i should point out that the "eurofication" of MLS teams via their names is a little lame. In some cases very lame - most obvious example being Real Salt Lake. Even Toronto FC is an attempt at this, but i don't mind it because at least we speak English in Toronto.

Kansas city would have been much smarter to have gone with Kansas City Athletic or something - which would have at least been a play on the Kansas city athletics - you know some historical relevence.
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