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Strahan: Ochocinco WON'T Make Pro Soccer Team

3/25/2011 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

NFL legend MIchael Strahan thinks Chad Ochocinco's attempt to join a pro MLS soccer club is way out of his league ... saying flat-out, "I don't think he's gonna make the team."032511_michael_strahan_still

Ochocinco was supposed to finish his NFL lockout inspired 4-day trial with Sporting Kansas City tomorrow -- but he's been asked to stick around until Monday so he can participate in their reserve game.

After that ... it's pretty much curtains ... a certainty even SKC's coach is preaching.

But Strahan doesn't think it's all for naught ... saying, "[SKC] know what they're doing. Give [Chad] a chance and get a little bit out of him at the same time."

Good publicity ... that's something OCHOCINCO knows a thing or two about.

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artie help    

i've played competitive soccer for many years, just looking at him kicking the ball, I CAN TELL YOU HE'LL NEVER MAKE IT.

1306 days ago


No matter how much talent you have, even if you used to play the sport, you can't just jump back into it and expect to compete at a professional level. Remember when Michael Jordan quit basketball in his prime to try baseball? It isn't that these guys couldn't become pros in those other sports, they'd just have to train in it day in and day out for a long time to get up to speed.

I do give credit to Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders for being about the only guys to pull this off.

1306 days ago


You should have asked him about the adulterer, Tiki, coming out of retirement.

1306 days ago


ocho may or may not make it into pro soccer, however
.. Strahan WILL make it into cheeseburger happy hour,
.. for subway of coarse.

1306 days ago

Shanan Li    

There is a nice field built for The Wizards in KCK. HOWEVER, this place is full of crazy, lazy, redneck. The teachers are rednecks here---no quality in this state. I believe Desoto Dist and SMMC Pre-school really bites.

1306 days ago


Well, of course he's not going to make the team. Even the coach says this was promoted by the team's "communications" (=PR) department. It's a joke, but at least MLS is getting some publicity, which is what this is all about. And perhaps some of the media (e.g. abysmally low soccer IQ) will get the fact that soccer athletes are truly skilled and fit individuals.

BTW, I recall reading that there is 11 minutes of action in a 60 minute pro football game, meaning an Ochocinco is actively running around for about 5.5 minutes a game. Just how long does anyone think he'd last in a game where the typical player runs a 10k?

1306 days ago


Chad Ochocinco wants to marry a tranny. Have you seen his fiancee? That's a man baby ! BTW american soccer sucks. I don't know anybody that's ever gone to a game. It's certainly nothing to brag about. The only soccer American's marginally care about is World Cup Soccer. Team BRAZIL ! ! !

1306 days ago


well at least he is trying something new, what is MS doing?

1306 days ago


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1306 days ago


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1306 days ago


Maybe no good but I think he will make just because he can help sell ticket!

1306 days ago


Chad Ochocinco is not going to make it in pro soccer. His best bet is to try for another fake reality show on VH1 with his fiance.

1305 days ago

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