Current San Diego Charger and former Texas A&M kicker Josh Lambo has issued a friendly challenge to Cairo Santos, kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs.
In a video posted to Lambo’s Twitter, he mentions his excitement for the upcoming COPA America Centenario, an international soccer tournament, which will be held in the United States from June 3-26. Players from around the world will participate in the month-long tournament, but that isn’t stopping Lambo from kicking the competition off early.
Lambo challenged Santos to see who can juggle a football the most times without it falling to the ground. The competition is a friendly extension of the U.S.’s matchup against Brazil — of which Santos is a native — in the tournament.
Before becoming one of the most accurate kickers in Texas A&M history, Lambo’s athletic skills were used a bit differently. He was drafted in the first round of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft by FC Dallas. Though he never played in the MLS, he did see playing time in a friendly against Costa Rica in 2009. He retired from soccer at 21 before joining the Aggies in the fall of 2012.
Santos, the 2012 Lou Groza award winner from Tulane, went undrafted in 2014 before joining the Chiefs and scoring more points than any other rookie in Kansas City history.
Watch the video below to see just how long Lambo can keep the ball in the air.
— Josh Lambo (@JoshuaLambo2) May 16, 2016