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MLS trial is no joke for Ochocinco

Updated: March 24, 2011, 5:09 PM ET
By Leander Schaerlaeckens | ESPN.com

These last few days, Chad Ochocinco has felt even more fleet-footed than his usual self.

"When you don't have all that stuff on you, you're a lot faster," he told ESPN.com.

His helmet and pads have come off, and he's traded his spikes for cleats. The star Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver is a soccer player now. For a little while, at least.

In his four-day trial with Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer, enabled by the NFL lockout and instigated ...

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