Usain Bolt, Soccer Star?

 

“I would not take up the challenge if I didn’t think I was good enough. I am a very accomplished player and know I could make a difference.”

– Usain Bolt

(Source: ESPN, Report: Usain Bolt eyes Man U)


 

It wouldn’t surprise me to see Bolt lace up a pair of boots. (Can you imagine Rooney, Van Persie, and Bolt as an attacking trio?)

When I was in high school, we were introduced to a new teammate who ran for track and field. The guy was fast – he wasn’t the typical soccer player but boy could he run.

Playing sweeper, I remember the coach telling me “When in doubt, kick it out. He’ll run it down.”

“He” turned out to be “Trinidad and Tobago’s former sprint World Champion and a 4x Olympic Medalist”, Ato Bolden. I think we went to CCS finals that year.

It worked then. It could work again.

 

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