Could Ochocinco appear on a soccer card?

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By Andrew Tolentino | Football Editor

In a cardboard universe that’s soon to include video trading cards, the answer to this question is “definitely maybe.”

According to a recently-released news item and the following video from the foxsports YouTube channel, the loud-mouthed Bengals receiver started a four-day trial with Major League Soccer team Sporting Kansas City earlier this week. Obviously better known for the other foot-named game, Chad Ochocinco apparently played soccer during his youth — and this tryout could (but likely won’t) spark a new career.

In the case that he just happens to make the roster — and if he’s willing to take a massive salary cut — collectors might just be able to see a different kind of Ochocinco football cards.

Despite the fact that April Fool’s Day is one week from today, the  footage below is very, very real.

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  1. Randy Bryniarski
    Posted March 25, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    I hope so!

  2. Posted March 25, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    Please God no. MLS is better than this.

  3. Scott
    Posted March 26, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    It can only happen if he makes the team! Then he will cramp up and run the wrong play and be out for the season!

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