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The Ochocinco soccer experiment

ESPN.com soccer writer Leander Schaerlaeckens watched Chad Ochocinco's first practice with Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer and gives his thoughts on Day 1 of Ochocinco's soccer tryout. Here's a sample:

On Tuesday night, after arriving in Kansas City to embark on his 4-day trial as a soccer player, star Cincinnati Bengals' wide receiver Chad Ochocinco had tweeted that he was "headed to bed with a (humble pie) in the oven on low tempature [sic],to be able to grace the pitch with elite futbol athletes."

After watching his first practice with Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer on a live feed on Wednesday, it was plain to see: Ochocinco is many things -- an athlete, an entertainer and a media-hog -- but a soccer player is not one of them.