Danny Rose hoping to take opportunity versus Belgium

England international Danny Rose is hoping to take the opportunity against Belgium, should Gareth Southgate decide to make wholesale changes for the World Cup meeting. Rose has so far come off the bench for the Three Lions with Ashley Young being the preferred choice for the left wing-back spot but he remains optimistic of getting a start versus the Red Devils.

In a report covered by Evening Standard, Rose admitted that Young had a better season, with Manchester United, and he cannot complain regarding the manager’s preference for his compatriot. Nevertheless, he is prepared to take his chance, should an opportunity arise during the country’s remaining games of the World Cup.

Ashley Cole backs Wayne Rooney to succeed in MLS

LA Galaxy defender Ashley Cole has backed Wayne Rooney to shine upon his prospective move to DC United this summer. The former England international only returned to his hometown club Everton from Manchester United last summer but he is still understood to be considering a fresh challenge in the MLS.

Speaking about Rooney’s potential move, Cole said: “It’s always different to the Premier League.We’re getting older when we leave, so he’s not going to be the 18-year-old Wayne Rooney. But I think he’s still got enough quality for this league.I’m excited if he does come to be able to play against him again.When you look at the calibre of players that have come, most of them have won trophies and understand that mentality of winning.That never goes away. You see players want to come and want to work for their team.”

Ashley Cole speaks on his England experience

LA Galaxy captain Ashley Cole has discussed his journey with the England national side whilst giving an outlook on the current Three Lions squad. The 37-year-old is widely regarded as one of England’s finest full-backs and the veteran has now spoken about the honour of representing the national team.Speaking to MLSsoccer.com, he said: “As a young kid, you never dream of getting one cap or making it as a professional footballer, let alone representing your country at a World Cup. [I've got] great memories, great memories.”

Meanwhile, Cole believes the current squad has a good chance of winning the World Cup though they may require some luck along the way, he added: “It looks good on paper, you know. But when you're playing in World Cups and European Championships, it's different. I hope they've got that mentality to stick together, and when the luck's not going their way, they stick together. With the quality they have, they have a good chance.”

Lee Bowyers Hails The Talents Of On-Loan Chelsea Defender

Charlton Athletic interim manager Lee Bowyer has hailed the talents of Chelsea Loanee Jay Dasilva and believes he has made a better progression than Ashley Cole at the same age. The 20-year-old has made 42 appearances for the League One club during the current campaign and his efforts recently saw him earn the Supporters’ Player of the Year award.

Speaking to reporters, Bowyer spoke fondly about the progress of Dasilva this term by saying: “I can’t see why he couldn’t play in the Premier League. He’s very similar I think to Ashley Cole, he’s probably better than Ashley Cole was at his age. I played against Ashley at a young age, everyone knows how good he was, probably our best left-back for a very, very long time. An offensive left back and Jay is the same.”

Ashley Cole Believes Zlatan Ibrahimovic Will Find MLS Easy

Ashley Cole has backed new teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic to make an instant impact with Los Angeles Galaxy. The 36-year-old joined the Major League Soccer outfit earlier this month following his decision to terminate his contract with Manchester United.

In an interview covered by The Star, Cole praised the personality of the Swedish footballer, who has won multiple honours during his two-decade long career, he said: “I've played against him many times. I remember once I've faced him in a World Cup and I've got him one-on-one and I've thought 'you've got to knock it but you aren't going to outrun me'.

Cole On His MLS Career

Former Chelsea defender Ashley Cole is nearing the end of his footballing career and said that he would want to go into coaching when he stops playing. He said that this is not something that he loved in the past but working with kids at LA Galaxy has made him to fall in love with the coaching world.

Ashley Cole said that he thought that coming to the MLS will allow him to end his career smoothly as he always regarded the MLS as a retirement route but he said that things have changed for him. He said that he does not want to end his career at the moment and that he does not want to leave the MLS at the end of his playing days.

He said that he is enjoying himself in the MLS and that it was a pleasure for him to be playing for LA Galaxy.

Ashley Cole Clarifies His Comments On Carlo Ancelotti

Former England international Ashley Cole has clarified his comments about Carlo Ancelotti after he appeared to sound critical about his former Chelsea manager. The left-back won four Premier League titles during his time at Stamford Bridge, and one of them came under the guidance of Ancelotti during the 2009/10 season.

Speaking on BT Sport, Cole suggested that Ancelotti would normally not go much into coaching, and this suited his style of play, he said: “Ancelotti was my kind of manager. You don’t need much coaching. Just go out and play.” His comments thereafter brought plenty of stick via social media, and he went on to clarify that he was only saying it in a positive sense, he tweeted: “No, no, no,my comments about Carlo Ancelotti you guys are not understanding, do you really think he has no tactical ideas? He has won everything, I was saying he was the best for me because he knows how to get the best out of a team and players please understand.”

Ashley Cole and LA Galaxy in talks for a new deal, says Sigi Schmid

LA Galaxy are in discussions with Ashley Cole towards securing another year for the former Chelsea defender, according to head coach Sigi Schmid. Galaxy come on the back of a disastrous campaign as the club finished well away from the play-off places. As a result, there is a lot of pressure on Sigi Schmid, who was appointed midway through the campaign, and the players to get a positive start to the upcoming campaign. Ashley Cole was an ever present for the club after making 29 appearances throughout the whole campaign. The 36-year-old, though, may not stay at the club for much longer, even if he has admitted that he is interested in rejoining LA Galaxy.

Galaxy have lost a number of influential players over the years like Landon Donovan, Steven Gerrard, and David Beckham. Continuing to lose such stars has been one of the factors behind Galaxy failing to hit the heights during the 2017 campaign. Apart from Ashley Cole, Sigi Schmid is also keen on bringing Baggio Husidic back to the club for a fifth consecutive campaign. Even though Baggio Husidic was not a key player for the club during the 2017 campaign after making only 10 appearances, it was down to the left fibula injury to the player.


Former Arsenal and Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole is hoping to extend his contract with Los Angeles Galaxy rather than making a switch to his homeland in the New Year. The veteran has a contract with the Galaxy until December, but there are suggestions that the club are planning for wholesale changes following one of their worst campaigns in Major League Soccer.

Speaking to The Independent, Cole said: "I want to be here. We’re speaking. It’s in their court with me. There’s going to be a big change with the club and I think maybe it will happen next season. If I’m in those plans, we’ll find out. Who knows? I’m 37 so maybe they want to look a little younger. I’m just disappointed we’re losing, but I want to keep going until my legs actually give out. Thankfully they haven’t given up just yet. I only want to stop when my heart for it finishes."