NFL star Chad Ochocinco (85) runs laps with members of Sporting Kansas City MLS soccer team during a four-day tryout with the team Wednesday, March 23, 2011, in Kansas City, Mo. With the NFL in a lockout, Ochocinco, a wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals, has said it that it is a good time to check into another sport.
I gotta play
Just because the NFL is mired in a lockout, Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco isn't taking it easy. Intead, he takes his talents to the pitch for a tryout with Sporting Kansas City. Read the story.
Show 'em some moves
KC assistant coach Zoran Savic keeps a close eye on Chad as he's put through the paces during the first of a four-day tryout. Keep those legs moving.
No, this is how it's done
Coach Savic demonstrates what he wants while Ochocinco pays close attention. Does he stay that quiet when Marvin Lewis is talking? And is it hard to adjust to a sport that doesn't require hands?
See? I know how
Hey, you have to prove that you know what you're doing. Chad warms up a bit while guys who play this sport 365 days a year try not to be starstruck. Hey, that's a former Pro Bowler who's blessing the pitch with his presence.
Just like a hacky sack
Soccer is a sport that requires concentration and leg-eye coordination. Give him credit, at least he's not spiking himself with those cleats. That would hurt.
Oh, the humanity!
We've seen that reaction before. Instead of letting a ball slip through his fingers, he fires a shot that misses the goal. Man, that's going to affect his reps. Every kick counts in camp.
Hey! No laughing in soccer
This is the easy part. While this tryout means the world to those other players, Chad has the comfort of knowing that this is just something to do for fun. Child, please ... no wonder he's smiling.