“Jamaicans” and “soccer” belong in the same sentence. “Track” belongs in that sentence too, but you get my point. For someone as naturally gifted as Bolt, it was only a matter of time before he’d want to play another sport professionally. And at 6’5″, I have no doubt in my mind that Bolt would be a formidable force on the pitch. And it looks like he just may get a chance to show us what he has.
Usain Bolt will get the chance to fulfill one of his sporting dreams after being given a “trial” with English Premier League soccer club Manchester United.
Bolt discussed his love for soccer after his sensational performance in the men’s 100-meter final on Sunday, insisting he has the physical attributes to make it as a professional player.
United has responded by giving him the chance to prove his talents following the Olympics, with a source telling Yahoo! Sports that the Jamaican superstar will be invited to the team’s training base in Carrington, a suburb of Manchester.
“Just like everyone else, the players are huge fans of Bolt and have massive respect for him,” the source said. “We would love to have him along. After he spoke about the club after the most-watched race in the world, it makes perfect sense.
“We would welcome him with open arms, and it would certainly make all the boys and the coaching staff pretty excited to meet him and see his skills. They would love to see what he has got with the ball.”