After a five-day tryout proved that he was a good teammate who lacked enough soccer skills, NFL star Chad Ochocinco got what he was hoping for Tuesday – a spot on the reserve team for Sporting Kansas City. Now he’ll work out a couple of times a week with the MLS team’s reserve squad, which is what he was hoping for all along. “This is so awesome I’m an honorary member of Sporting KC and can train with the reserve team as long as I want,” Ochocinco said in a tweet. “Totally awesome ILuvKC.” As a member of the reserve team, the six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals will not be given a contract or be paid. But soccer will be a great way to stay in shape until the NFL labor situation is resolved.
- Associated Press