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Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Chad Ochocinco begins tryout with MLS team

Chad Ochocinco’s four-day tryout begins. (Jamie Squire / Getty Images)
Worlds collide. Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco has begun his tryout with MLS’s Sporting Kansas City team.

With NFL players locked out by their teams, Ochocinco is free to pursue soccer, a game he began playing when he was 4 but quit in high school.

With over 40 media members in attendance, Ochocinco spent much of the morning working with assistant coach Zoran Savic. He’s in KC on a four-day trial. (It’s still early, but photos seem to indicate he’s not going to make anyone forget Preki any time soon.)

His NFL coach, Marvin Lewis, expressed his displeasure with the move Tuesday at the NFL owners’ meeting in New Orleans.

#OCNN News: Tryout went well, about to head out with some of the guys. Thank you @SportingKC for the opportunity #ochofutbolless than a minute ago via RockLive

“How does he do at anything?” Lewis said. “What has he ever done that he's completed? What circle has he ever connected in any way?”

Ochocinco tweeted his response: “Marvin Lewis won't say anything bad about Carson Palmer stays kissing his [backside], but disses @ochocinco daily #smh.”

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