Chad Ochocinco attempts his pro soccer career
The Bengals' wide receiver is fulfilling his dream to be a soccer player, and get a roster spot on Sporting Kansas City Reuters

Chad Ochocinco has stuck to his pledge.

The NFL wide receiver is taking up soccer, or football, while the NFL is in a labor dispute. Ochocinco has loved both sports and has currently begun is four-day trial with Sporting Kansas City, formerly named the Kansas City Wizards.

The flamboyant athlete has been playing both sports since he was a kid, and with the lockout dragging, the Cincinnati Bengals' star is taking advantage of the time off.

We're always searching for players who can help our team and bringing in new talent, Sporting Kansas City manager Peter Vermes said, according to We know that Chad is an exceptional athlete and that he loves the sport of soccer, and he did play a lot when he was younger. We're excited to see how his skills will translate once he arrives next week and begins training with our team.

Due to the NFL lockout, I'm excited to be able to follow my childhood dream of playing for a Major League Soccer team, Ochocinco recently stated.

No player wears 85 on Kansas City, so that's good news for everyone involved.