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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The Ochocinco soccer experiment

By ESPN.com staff

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.