Chad Ochocinco still thinks he can play in MLS
Former Sporting KC trial player Chad Ochocinco thinks he would make the team if he tried out again, five years later.
Ochocinco, 38 and more notably a former receiver for the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals, appeared on ESPN on Wednesday and decided to make his point, after trying out for the team and playing in a reserve game during the 2011 lockout. He wasn’t offered a contract.
“Sporting KC is dope,” Ochocinco said. “You know what, now, if I was able to get that trial with Sporting KC now, I would make the team. My touch and my skill has come back. I hadn’t played football in the past five years, and I’ve been playing back on the pitch the past five years.”
He sort of had a chance to actually make the team last time, and 6'2" with Pro-Bowl quality speed and quickness, Ochocinco (neé Johnson) at least was a fun idea to throw around.
We always wonder what would happen if America’s best athletes from other sports put on soccer cleats.
In this case, we will never know.