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Ovechkin Signs One-Game Contract with Soccer Team

Washington Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin has signed a one-day contract to play in a friendly soccer game with FC Dynamo Moscow.
Alex Ovechkin

Alexander Ovechkin is trying his hand at soccer. 

The Capitals superstar announced on Friday that he will sign a one-day contract with FC Dynamo Moscow of the Russian Premier League in order to play in a friendly matchup against Amkal, which is described as a "popular blogging team". 

Ovechkin will wear the number 3 in his lone appearance, done in honor of his father Alex Ovechkin Sr., who wore that number when he was a member of Dynamo Moscow's soccer club during his playing days. 

“Today we signed a contract with [Ovi] for this match,” said Dynamo general director Pavel Pivovarov via Google Translate. 

“Alexander is a great athlete, he scored more goals than Cristiano Ronaldo. We invite everyone to watch this action! Let’s hope that Alexander will not let you down and perform well on the football field.”

Ovechkin is no stranger to the Dynamo Moscow organization, either. The Great Eight was drafted by the Capitals while playing for their hockey club, and even brought Dynamo Moscow a Russian Super League championship and Gagarin Cup during his tenure with the team. 

The game is set for this Saturday.


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