Posted March 29, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Ochocinco MLS debut: Update

Although Ocho and Sporting Kansas City had a good time, his Pelé dayz are numbered. He displayed athletic ability, but technique was lacking. If Ocho really turned the corner on football, and changed full time to foot-ball, he could make it though. You gotta give him props for really trying something different. Ocho was also given the option to practice with the squad. Read the convo, courtesy foxsports, and watch the tape below!

“I’m satisfied. My dream has been answered, to be able to come onto the pitch and play for an MLS team,” he said. “It doesn’t have to be against someone professional. Just to be out here was enough for me. I can go home. I can die tomorrow and be satisfied. I can go to heaven and tell God, ‘Man, I played professional soccer and I’m good.'”

“At this moment, I don’t think he could make the cut,” Sporting Kansas City forward C.J. Sapong said during the live webcast at SportingKC.com.

“The athletic qualities are there. … With a lot of work he could take his game somewhere.”

“He was a class act with those guys, he was excellent in the locker room. I don’t have anything bad to say about him,” (Coach) Vermes said.“When you talk to him about something, he goes and tries to do it. It’s no surprise after seeing that that he’s made it to the top of the NFL.”



(quotes, link from full article courtesy msn, foxsports)