Chad Ochocinco is taking full advantage of the NFL (National Football League) lockout.
He’s joining the other footie league. At least on trial.
The Bengals wide receiver will train with Kansas City’s Sporting KC for a four day tryout. Following the tryout next week, Sporting Kansas City will determine whether to extend the trial period.
His first scrimmage will be this coming Tuesday, March 22nd. He does fit the mold of a Peter Vermes striker.
Johnson has often opined on his soccer skills and this past summer he headed over to Barca and other clubs in La Liga (on what may not have been a tourist trip??).
Great move by a very strong marketing team at Sporting KC. Well played–especially with the new LIVESTRONG Stadium launching this campaign.
*And if you remember, Chad Johnson was in our All-Non-Soccer Soccer team.
Quotes from the press release:
“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.”
“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. “Thanks to Sporting Kansas City for giving me this opportunity.”
Eat your heart out Obrian White!