Sporting KC's Matt Besler had an octopus named after him

Tuesday January 6th, 2015

Matt Besler is pretty good with his legs. No, not the Sporting Kansas City center back. The octopus at KC's SEA LIFE Aquarium.

The aquarium has named its octopus after the U.S. men's national team standout and the two-legged Besler got to meet the eight-legged Besler on Monday. 

The human Besler gave his invertebrate friend a soccer ball and he proved to be a real natural.

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Besler's appearance was accompanied by a silent auction to benefit marine conservation.

- Dan Gartland

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