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Ochocinco to the MLS?

Posted on: March 16, 2011 12:45 pm
Edited on: March 16, 2011 1:05 pm
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Posted by Josh Katzowitz

For the NFL players who will be hurting for money if the lockout cuts into their in-season paychecks, there are a few different ways to earn some offseason cash.

Ochocinco Some might pull a few shifts at the local factory (not really), some will try to get paid to punch people in the face (paging Tom Zbikowski) and some will test out their footwork against other professional athletes.

Enter Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco, who tweeted today that he’ll be playing for the MLS’s Sporting Kansas City on March 22. There’s no game that day, so we assume this means he’ll be practicing with the squad. Or, as the Sporting KC twitter feed writes, he’ll be training/trying out.

[UPDATE (1:03 p.m.): According to CNBC's Darren Rovell, it'll be a four-day trial period with the team and that "this is not a publicity stunt."]

Before actually writing that he’d be willing to fight Zbikowski (there’s no way on earth this will happen, because, though Ochocinco boxes while training, Zbikowski would destroy him), Ochocinco has spoken of his affinity for futbol.

Now, he’ll get a chance to put his foot where his mouth is (er, money where his foot is. Um, you know what I mean).

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 11:08 am
 

Ochocinco to the MLS?

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 12:35 pm
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 1:05 pm
 

Ochocinco to the MLS?

Many thanks for counsel. From then on super efficient. Let us all use the way it operates elsewhere.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: March 17, 2011 9:45 pm
 

Ochocinco to the MLS?

I could make the argument that at least football doesn't have sweaty guys tearing their shirts off and getting in a big pile after doing some g*y dance together because someone scored one time in 90 minutes but that would represent what is actually happening about as little as your arguments. I think both sports are great but the arguments are totally rediculous.
That was the point.
The guy I originally responded to was a complete idiot, hence the heaping hyperbole
good post.
I am also a fan of both sports..but if the NFL's season gets screwed up or they use scabs, I think I will take a break....I mean jesus the money involved is ridiculous....

NFL Sunday Ticket better not bill me for the "4 Easy Payments for Early Bird Renewal" BS
 


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Since: Nov 1, 2008
Posted on: March 17, 2011 4:00 pm
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Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: March 17, 2011 3:09 pm
 

Ochocinco to the MLS?

Maybe if stinko makes the squad he can pay the clothing store for the merchandise he took.  I wonder if he has to sign up for snack and juice boxes after the games--he can probably offer to pick up and drop off some of his teamates in his big truck--the one with his name on the driver side door.



Since: Mar 7, 2007
Posted on: March 17, 2011 1:52 pm
 

Ochocinco to the MLS?

How is this a bad thing for anyone. The MLS gets more pub cause Ocho has so many followers. And he gets to play in the MLS and stay in shape this is a win win. I was a person who wasn't all that interested in Soccer but seeing it in on TV and studying the game European soccer compared to any sport in the States is a whole other monster. What these men can do with a ball is unbelieveable. They are truly more gifted atheletes than most other athletes. It is a joy to watch soccer and see the fans go crazy and the teams feed off of the fans. It is really a great sport to watch when you are a fan. Take the time and study soccer, learn the game and watch. Go watch Javier Pastore, Ronaldinho, Lionel Messi, and as everyone knows Cristiano Ronaldo the list could go on and on watch these highlights and you will be amazed at how spectacular of athletes these guys are and if America could grasp this game like these guys do it would take off like a wildfire here. The amount of skill and grace it takes to be a great soccer player is tenfold of what some other athletes need. Soccer players need power, speed, and skill all rolled into one to be great and only a select few are that. Here are some links to youtube videos of some amazing moves and skill demostrated by these guys.
Lionel Messi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZnUr8lcqjo
Ronaldinho: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRMggEPRBH4
Javier Pastore: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4SPkGT4tsY
Cristiano Ronaldo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXy6wHDab-A



Since: Jun 6, 2009
Posted on: March 17, 2011 1:24 pm
 

Ochocinco to the MLS?

I agree that Soccer does not suck and that it is the #1 sport on the planet for a reason. I also agree that it is better than watching a labor strike (which is not happening in the NFL by the way), but the rest of your comments are silly. And please don't tell me that flopping on the ground and writhing in pain and then crying like a little baby to the ref when no one even touched you is because they are tired and that it is too intelectual of a concept for NFL fans to understand. I could make the argument that at least football doesn't have sweaty guys tearing their shirts off and getting in a big pile after doing some g*y dance together because someone scored one time in 90 minutes but that would represent what is actually happening about as little as your arguments. I think both sports are great but the arguments are totally rediculous.  



Since: Aug 22, 2008
Posted on: March 17, 2011 1:00 pm
 

Ochocinco to the MLS?

Thanks for this info on his past soccer experience....something I would have thought Josh Katzowitz would have mentioned in detail.


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