In the land of ridiculous, Chad Ochocinco is king. If he's not racing horses, buying semi-trucks, or changing his last name to a grammatically incorrect Spanish version of his jersey number, then he's probably thinking of what to do next. And what is the next thing that our charismatic wideout wants to do? Play professional soccer. We already know that Chad can kick field goals and handle kick off dutites in a pinch, which makes you think that there might be something to this. He is certainly not the first person ever to want to be multi-sport athlete, however, one has to wonder if a 33 year old NFL receiver, who hasn't played the sport competitively since high school, actually has a shot at making the roster of a professional soccer team. Enter Bruce Arena.
Arena, the former head coach of the United States men's national soccer team and current coach of the Los Angeles Galaxy, doubts that Chad could cut it in MLA soccer.
I would be surprised (if he could play), but you never know. I give our sport a little bit more credit. It's not as if our sport goes on strike that Landon Donovan's going to go to the NFL as a free safety. But I do love his passion for the game and I would love to see him on the field to see what he can do. Maybe I'm underestimating his ability and his desire to play.
Personally, I'll take his word for it.
Long live the King.
Chad OchoCinco Kicks a Field Goal (via garygibson85)