Chad Johnson Signs With Semi-Pro Soccer Team Boca Raton FC: Report

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Chad Johnson was top-of-the-line broad receivers within the NFL when he was lively. Since retiring from soccer, the person who as soon as glided by "Ochocinco," has proven a big curiosity in soccer. Recently, Johnson received the chance to coach with the semi-pro soccer group Boca Raton FC. After a profitable tryout, the group introduced on Tuesday that they've signed the 41-year-old to a contract for the upcoming season, in response to Sports Illustrated.

“I’m actually excited to affix the group and contribute in any approach potential,” Johnson mentioned in a statement. “For me, that is extra than simply a chance however a dream come true that I used to be by no means in a position to fulfill throughout my childhood.”

Johnson performed 5 exhibition video games with the squad and notched two assists and a objective. The group's head coach additionally commented on the signing, saying how completely happy he's to have Johnson on the group.

“Chad is an incredible athlete,” mentioned head coach Jim Rooney. “He has confirmed himself within the gridiron and can now show himself within the soccer pitch. Chad has had some nice coaching and preseason matches with us and we're excited to proceed this journey with him.”

This is not the primary time Johnson has tried out for a soccer group. Back in 2011 he tried out for Sporting Kansas City however did not find yourself making the group.