Randy Moss is back in the professional ranks catching balls for a living, apparently. The 40-year-old former NFL receiver has been signed to play goalie for Charlotte Independence of the United Soccer League (USL), the club announced on Friday. It’s unclear whether Moss’ foray into soccer will be approved by the USL and U.S. Soccer before the Independence’s season-opening game Saturday against the Charleston Battery. “You all aren’t going to believe this,” Moss said in a YouTube video posted by the Independence. "Yes, it’s official. You see the name on the back. It’s real. It’s official.” “Our team stands to gain a lot by bringing in Randy,” Independence head coach Mike Jeffries said in a statement. “Obviously, he’s a proven winner and his athleticism is an attribute that translates to any sport he plays." It probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that Moss believes he can play soccer. The six-time Pro Bowler said in a January TNT interview that he could have averaged around 20 points per game had he chosen basketball over football.
Former NFL star Randy Moss signs with United Soccer League's Charlotte team
USA Today | Mar 31