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Silock
03-23-2011, 07:00 AM
http://www.sporting85.com/tryout.php

Love the disclaimer: "This is a real tryout. You may hear !@#$^% during the event."

Bill Lundberg
03-23-2011, 11:58 AM
Did anyone watch this? How did he look as a soccer player?

Blindside58
03-23-2011, 01:28 PM
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DA_T_84
03-23-2011, 01:55 PM
He looks the part. He needs ball handling practice / Shaun Smith

Spicy McHaggis
03-23-2011, 02:43 PM
From what I saw Chad had an alright shot but nothing you can't find at the top end of the Sunday leagues. He seemed to be thinking way too much and it really hurt the natural flow of his movements. Needs to get his body over the ball more.

I imagine he'll loosen up some as the trial goes.

Demonpenz
03-23-2011, 03:14 PM
he probably has all sorts of goal dances and skit's to do that he can't do for touchdowns

teedubya
03-23-2011, 03:55 PM
He has to be rusty... shit he probably hasn't played soccer in over a decade.

Silock
03-23-2011, 10:39 PM
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-King-
03-24-2011, 02:09 PM
Even though hes probably not going to make the team, you have to respect him. He may be outspoken, but he's humble and knows how skilled you have to be to be able to play the game and accepts that he may not have that skill right now.

I didn't know he played till 10th grade though.

CHENZ A!
03-24-2011, 03:00 PM
I guess he got an assist today, and ended practice by scoring on a PK.
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Rausch
03-24-2011, 03:02 PM
Even though hes probably not going to make the team, you have to respect him.

No, not really...

Chocolate Hog
03-24-2011, 03:31 PM
JermichaelF88 Jermichael Finley
by ochocinco@
Man I think this cat @ochocinco is a clown. Bruh soccer seriously, sit down an wait for this lockout to b over and play what u no best.



REAL TALK.

DBOSHO
03-24-2011, 03:49 PM
Finley would know something about sitting down and waiting.

Halfcan
03-24-2011, 03:49 PM
who really gives a fug??

Fruit Ninja
03-24-2011, 03:50 PM
Thats not real talk, thats talking out your ass. Just cause his ass doesnt want to try something new. If anything else, Soccer will get him in much much better shape then football ever will.

Fruit Ninja
03-24-2011, 03:50 PM
who really gives a fug??

you just a little bit, or you wouldnt have posted in this thread.

loochy
03-24-2011, 04:15 PM
JermichaelF88 Jermichael Finley
by ochocinco@
Man I think this cat @ochocinco is a clown. Bruh soccer seriously, sit down an wait for this lockout to b over and play what u no best.



REAL TALK.

Are we supposed to take someone named "Jermichael" seriously? ROFL

Maybe I should name my kid Duhsteven.

ChiefGator
03-24-2011, 04:18 PM
Actually, I think watching him play soccer might be fun. Too bad it costs so much money to get soccer on the tele. Sounds like I might need a replacement sport after all.

CHENZ A!
03-24-2011, 05:58 PM
JermichaelF88 Jermichael Finley
by ochocinco@
Man I think this cat @ochocinco is a clown. Bruh soccer seriously, sit down an wait for this lockout to b over and play what u no best.



REAL TALK.


LMAO Finley sounds pretty damn ignorant to me. I doubt Chad even knows who that fool is.

Chocolate Hog
03-24-2011, 06:11 PM
Thats not real talk, thats talking out your ass. Just cause his ass doesnt want to try something new. If anything else, Soccer will get him in much much better shape then football ever will.

:LOL:

CHENZ A!
03-24-2011, 09:01 PM
How could you NOT like this dude? And I know he said it was luck.. but that cross was sick, lucky or not.

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Spicy McHaggis
03-25-2011, 12:04 AM
Ocho's definitely grown on me. He's got the right attitude, seems like he's enjoying himself and the other guys on the squad don't appear put off by his presence.

Spicy McHaggis
03-25-2011, 12:06 AM
Actually, I think watching him play soccer might be fun. Too bad it costs so much money to get soccer on the tele. Sounds like I might need a replacement sport after all.

ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3.com broadcast games periodically if you're interested. And every Sporting KC game is on locally if you're in the area.

Pitt Gorilla
03-25-2011, 12:12 AM
What's with the name change? I mean, I can see it when a franchise changes cities, but that isn't what happened here. Did the "Sporting" thing just recently become cool? I can't see the Chiefs suddenly changing their name to become more interesting, or whatever.

Spicy McHaggis
03-25-2011, 09:18 AM
They got new ownership group in 2006-07 who have wanted to rebrand the team since taking over. The "Sporting" name functions as an umbrella under which multiple undertakings, the existing soccer team, possible lacrosse and rugby teams, and any other non-team ventures, will exist.

The use of the sporting exists in other clubs around the world, Sporting Lisbon, Sporting Gijon, for example. So while there is definitely some European flavor in the name which can be off-putting for some, it makes a lot more sense then "Real" Salt Lake, to me at least.

I wasn't crazy about the name change at first, but it's growing on me. And to focus solely on the name change really would be unfortunate, because I think the ownership and administration have the team heading in a fantastic direction both on and off the field.

Demonpenz
03-25-2011, 10:50 AM
I think Sporting KC is cooler than the regular sports format like the Atchison Turd Burglers.

-King-
03-25-2011, 11:35 AM
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/198579_10150119358470264_192889005263_6970940_4748337_n.jpg

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/199996_10150118604950264_192889005263_6966297_7451352_n.jpg


ochocinco: Taking a nap before I take my teammates to Fogo De Chao,never been there before so I hope the food is good,tweet y'all when I arise #1luv

Good guy.

Pitt Gorilla
03-25-2011, 11:57 AM
They got new ownership group in 2006-07 who have wanted to rebrand the team since taking over. The "Sporting" name functions as an umbrella under which multiple undertakings, the existing soccer team, possible lacrosse and rugby teams, and any other non-team ventures, will exist.

The use of the sporting exists in other clubs around the world, Sporting Lisbon, Sporting Gijon, for example. So while there is definitely some European flavor in the name which can be off-putting for some, it makes a lot more sense then "Real" Salt Lake, to me at least.

I wasn't crazy about the name change at first, but it's growing on me. And to focus solely on the name change really would be unfortunate, because I think the ownership and administration have the team heading in a fantastic direction both on and off the field.Thanks. That makes a lot of sense.

MoreLemonPledge
03-25-2011, 12:29 PM
Sporting KC asked him to play in reserve team's game on Monday.

durtyrute
03-25-2011, 01:56 PM
Are we supposed to take someone named "Jermichael" seriously? ROFL

Maybe I should name my kid Duhsteven.

LMAO

ReynardMuldrake
03-25-2011, 02:09 PM
I don't get why people are ripping on him for trying something new. Dude is doing what he wants to do, it's his choice, nothing else should matter.

Buck
03-25-2011, 02:10 PM
If he somehow makes it onto the club and somehow starts, that could be the kickstart that Soccer needs to get more American Fans.

Stewie
03-25-2011, 02:46 PM
I follow Ocho on Twitter. He's a stand up guy and pretty funny. He often takes groups of people he doesn't know out to dinner on his dime. I'm waiting for his tweet which will say something like, "Hey KC, I've heard XYZ restaurant is really good. Meet me there, I'm buying for the first 30."

Spicy McHaggis
03-25-2011, 02:47 PM
If he somehow makes it onto the club and somehow starts, that could be the kickstart that Soccer needs to get more American Fans.

I know that this isn't what you're saying, but it's never going to be a single thing that thrusts soccer permanently into the collective consciousness of America. After the World Cup in 2002, people would say, "Hey, could this be the catapult?" Or when Beckham came over and brought his poodle of a wife, it was "Perhaps this brings in the casual fan/non-fan and starts a meteoric rise." Now, it's Chad Ochocinco and people start to wonder the same thing.

The truth is, it all helps in some way. It's all baby steps. When Donovan put the States through in the 2010 World Cup and there were screams of joy in streets, households and pubs across America, it wasn't a flag in the ground, it was just a another milestone.

When my dad came to the States there was one local league in his city. One. And it had 6 teams. I'm roughly 22 years his junior and I can and do play in a multitude of available leagues. I can go to the park on Sundays and find 7-a-side pick up games. I can watch games on mainstream broadcasts instead of having to find a pub open at 6 in morning that has some obscure channel (which is still a blast to do, I recommend Small Bar or the Globe if you're in the Chicago area). Every day, every month, every year, soccer gets a bit bigger. It's going to be long-term stable growth. And I'm excited I get to see a part of that growth in our very own back yard.

Stewie
03-25-2011, 02:51 PM
Like he'd take a bus. Heh! That's a great restaurant in KC BTW.

ochocinco (https://twitter.com/#%21/ochocinco) Chad Ochocinco

Ok what bus takes me to PeachTree Buffett from downtown?

8 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/#%21/ochocinco/status/51382745338880000)

http://www.peachtreerestaurants.com/

-King-
03-25-2011, 03:24 PM
Like he'd take a bus. Heh! That's a great restaurant in KC BTW.

ochocinco (https://twitter.com/#%21/ochocinco) Chad Ochocinco

Ok what bus takes me to PeachTree Buffett from downtown?

8 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/#%21/ochocinco/status/51382745338880000)

http://www.peachtreerestaurants.com/
Like he'd take a bus. Heh! That's a great restaurant in KC BTW.

ochocinco (https://twitter.com/#%21/ochocinco) Chad Ochocinco

Ok what bus takes me to PeachTree Buffett from downtown?

8 minutes ago (https://twitter.com/#%21/ochocinco/status/51382745338880000)

http://www.peachtreerestaurants.com/

LMAO trust me he would. He once tweeted that he would he needed to be picked up up and taken to the mall. 2 people picked him up and he bought them everything they wanted.

Ultra Peanut
03-28-2011, 09:39 PM
This. Is. ADORABLE!

"I've been away from the game since I was a little kid," he said. "I'm just having fun. The skill set is not there like it should be. All I can do out here on the pitch is probably just run fast. Other than that, I just enjoyed it."

He said he did not know what would happen next.

"I'm satisfied," he said. "My dream has been answered, to be able to come onto the pitch and play for an MLS team. 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."

CoMoChief
03-28-2011, 09:39 PM
If he somehow makes it onto the club and somehow starts, that could be the kickstart that Soccer needs to get more American Fans.

doubt it

Ultra Peanut
03-28-2011, 10:01 PM
If he somehow makes it onto the club and somehow starts, that could be the kickstart that Soccer needs to get more American Fans.Here is the thing about soccer in America:

It has some pretty baller young players:

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Some pretty baller fanbases:

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And some pretty baller facilities:

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Point being, soccer in America is in fucking amazing shape and this weekend proved it. There were great games and fantastic goals in an MLS that has a quality of play that's simply staggering compared to where it was three or four years ago, and then the USMNT took on an in-form Argentina side in front of 80,000 people and managed a 1-1 draw while looking dangerous in the second half despite the best player in the world playing out of his skull.

Shit's awesome. If anyone's ignoring soccer, it's their loss.

Bill Lundberg
03-29-2011, 11:51 AM
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1269072623/ochocinco_normal.jpg (http://twitter.com/#%21/ochocinco) @ochocinco (http://twitter.com/#%21/ochocinco) Chad Ochocinco


This is so awesome I'm an honorary member of #SportingKC (http://twitter.com/#%21/search?q=%23SportingKC) and can train with the reserve team as long as I want. Totally awesome #ILuvKC (http://twitter.com/#%21/search?q=%23ILuvKC)

Chocolate Hog
03-29-2011, 01:50 PM
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1269072623/ochocinco_normal.jpg (http://twitter.com/#%21/ochocinco) @ochocinco (http://twitter.com/#%21/ochocinco) Chad Ochocinco




That's cool.

Ultra Peanut
03-29-2011, 02:46 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- After a five-day tryout proved that he was a good teammate who lacked enough soccer skills, NFL star Chad Ochocinco got what he was hoping for Tuesday - a spot on the reserve team for Sporting Kansas City.

Now he'll work out a couple of times a week with the MLS team's reserve squad, which is what he was hoping for all along.

"This is so awesome I'm an honorary member of SportingKC and can train with the reserve team as long as I want," Ochocinco said in a tweet. "Totally awesome ILuvKC."

As a member of the reserve team, the six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals will not be given a contract or be paid. But soccer will be a great way to stay in shape until owners and players work out their differences and the NFL lockout is lifted.

Coach Peter Vermes said Ochocinco had proven himself a hard worker and a good teammate and was never a distraction.

"He really loves the game and he was into it. He wanted to try to make it," said Vermes. "I think it's also good for him. He realizes this is a lot more difficult than it (appears to be). For our sport, it's great because I think there's a lot of people out there who question how hard it is to play this game and it's very, very difficult."

Ochocinco left for home after getting the good news and said he would return "in a week or two."

"He realized he's not good enough to make the team and play in games," said club spokesman Dave Borchardt. "This way, he gets to be part of the soccer locker room, which is a dream come true."

Ochocinco had appeared to be realistic about his chances of winning an MLS contract.

"I've been away from the game since I was a little kid. I'm just having fun," he said after Monday's practice game. "The skill set is not there like it should be. All I can do out here on the pitch is probably just run fast."

Ochocinco said his grandmother helped persuade him to give up soccer and focus entirely on football after the 10th grade. If he had stuck with soccer, Vermes said, he would have been a star in that sport.

"There's no doubt in my mind he would be a professional player today," Vermes said. "No doubt in my mind. We've had guys in here with lesser physical tools than he has. He brings something to the field, his attention to detail and he's very conscientious about the game. When you bring that every day onto the practice field you're just going to get better."

RedNeckRaider
03-29-2011, 02:55 PM
If he somehow makes it onto the club and somehow starts, that could be the kickstart that Soccer needs to get more American Fans.

LMAO Yeah ok~

Ultra Peanut
03-30-2011, 03:55 PM
LMAO Yeah ok~i really thought this was the moment

http://www.gifsoup.com/view4/1710569/hell-s-kitchen-aaron-crying-o.gif