Reviews are in for Chad Ochocinco’s first game action as a member of Sporting Kansas City.
The Associated Press says Ocho’s performance was “ragged” and afterward he agreed that his conditioning skills were lacking. He participated in a “reserve” game with other backups against a local minor league team.
Ochocinco knew ahead of time he had no real chance of making the team. He said as much to the team’s coach Peter Vermes in a behind-the-scenes meeting that was aired during a segment on Sportscenter Monday.
Vermes said he’ll meet with Ochocinco on Tuesday to decide what comes next. Most likely, Ochocinco’s soccer experiment will be up.
“I’ve been away from the game since I was a little kid,” Ochocinco said. “I’m just having fun. The skill set is not there like it should be. All I can do out here on the pitch is probably just run fast. Other than that, I just enjoyed it.”