Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco, who’s looking for something to do (and something to keep his name in the news) during the NFL lockout, has begun his Major League Soccer tryout.
Ochocinco began his four-day trial with Sporting Kansas City today.
According to the Associated Press, Ochocinco was moving fluidly on the field while more than 40 media members watched him getting individual instruction from assistant coach Zoran Savic.
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis has belittled Ochocinco’s soccer ambitions, in another sign that Ochocinco probably won’t be back in Cincinnati when (or if) the 2011 season begins. But Ochocinco seems to like spending time with Sporting Kansas City: He said on Twitter, “What an awesome place Kansas City is, just getting here and it feels like home already, superb hospitality.”
Perhaps he’ll end up with the Chiefs.
UPDATE: Video proof.