MLS Player Leaves Soccer Headed to PriesthoodS

Yep, American soccer has arrived. And I say that as a big soccer fan. Chase Hilgenbrinck, a reserve defender for the New England Revolution, is retiring at the age of 26 to enter a Maryland seminary. Hilgenbrinck will spend six years at the seminary before he can become a priest. Per the AP.

Hilgenbrinck had his initial interview for the seminary last July, followed by a rigorous application process. There were written tests, personality screenings, background checks, fingerprinting and meetings with three different psychiatrists to make sure he had the right temperament to be a priest.

Your move, fat Ronaldo, your move.

Hilgenbrinck retires to entire priesthood [ESPN]

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