Chad Johnson, formerly known by man as "Chad Ochocinco," played 11 seasons in the NFL as a wide receiver but has never hidden his love of soccer. But does he have a new job lined up?
Back in 2011, Johnson had a tryout with Sporting Kansas City. Alas, the speedy receiver did not make the cut on Peter Vermes' team but nonetheless remained an avid fan, as evidenced by his desire to rent out the field at Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu.
You can rent the field for an hour at Santiago Bernabeu for 70k & play, it's a dream of mine to fly 22 friends to Madrid & pull this off.
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) December 10, 2015
However, it looks like Johnson may now be getting a second chance at life in professional futbol. According to the man himself, he is the newest signing for Liga MX's Club Leon.
I'm playing for Mexican futbol Club Leon & working at ESPN Mexico in 2016...
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) December 16, 2015
Johnson appeared on ESPN Mexico's NFL Live this week -- he joked about joining Pumas despite their heartbreaking Liga MX Apertura final defeat -- but the news of his supposed soccer signing was instantly a big hit with U.S. international and Club Leon midfielder, Miguel Ibarra.
— Miguel Ibarra (@Migue10Ibarra) December 16, 2015
The only thing left for Ochocinco to do now is ditch his Chivas jersey.
— La Era del Balón (@LaEraDelBalon) June 29, 2015