Last week Kansas City's MLS team became national news when they announced the naming rights to their new stadium opening up this summer -- Livestrong Sporting Park. The name of course comes from the foundation started by Lance Armstrong.
Sporting KC can probably prepare for some more publicity. The NFL's Chad Ochocinco, receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals, is coming to Kansas City to apparently train with Sporting KC. The NFL is in a lockout so technically NFL players aren't under contract and can play other sports, such as soccer, apparently.
A Sporting KC rep has confirmed the news and a press release will be coming soon. Here are a few relevant tweets on the topic.
#OCNNBreakingNews I'll be playing on the MLS team @SportingKC on march 22nd, thank everyone involved especially coach Vermes #EPIC
Excited to have @ochocinco coming in to tryout/train with the team next week. More details to come...
Just spoke to KC press officer: @Ochocinco on trial w/team next Tue-Fri. Coach Peter Vermes is serious about it, as is Ochocinco. We'll see!
Sporting KC has a match scheduled for March 19th and March 26th so apparently he'll be in Kansas City training between those games.
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