Ashley Cole hopeful of fresh LA Galaxy deal

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."

Michael Mancienne did not want to rot with Chelsea reserves

Former Chelsea defender Michael Mancienne has insisted that he has no regrets over his decision to leave Chelsea as he did not want to rot in the reserves with other young players.

The centre-back managed just four appearances during his five-year spell at Stamford Bridge before he moved on to Hamburg in 2011. The former England youth international has since made his way to Nottingham Forest, where he has established himself as a regular.

Sigi Schmid has already started LA Galaxy rebuilding plans

LA Galaxy head coach Sigi Schmid has begun the club's rebuilding plans for the next campaign after they were ousted from the playoff race.

Galaxy's elimination was officially confirmed on Wednesday night after FC Dallas' 2-0 triumph over Colorado Rapids rendered the Galaxy's 3-3 draw versus Houston Dynamo academic.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with ESPN FC, Schmid admitted that the evaluating period of his players is ongoing following a dismal campaign in Major League Soccer, he said: "There needs to be some work done down the middle of the field. We started the looking process [for new players]. Certainly, it's not completed at this stage, but we have started the process of looking at things."

LA Galaxy Bring in Dominic Kinnear As Assistant Coach

LA Galaxy manager Sigi Schmid has brought in Dominic Kinnear as the assistant manager. This is widely seen as a move designed to help the club recover from an astonishingly poor run of form.

Galaxy have been pushed to the 10th place in the Western Conference table after a string of nine matches without a victory. The last win for Galaxy was back in June when they managed a close victory over Colorado Rapids. Since then, the team has suffered a string of defeats in all competitions. Even after the arrival of Sigi Schmid as the new manager, this form shows no signs of reviving.

LA Galaxy likely to play hardball over Ashley Cole amid Birmingham City interest

Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy are unlikely to permit the sale of defender Ashley Cole to Birmingham City this summer as he is considered as a key part of their first-team plans.

The former Chelsea and Arsenal defender has emerged as a summer target for the Blues with manager Harry Redknapp plotting looking to add more experience to his squad ahead of a promotion push.


LA Galaxy coach Curt Onalfo said that his team has no intention of letting Ashley Cole leave the club. He said that the former Arsenal and Chelsea defender is an important member of the team and that he is still counting on him.

This statement will reassure LA Galaxy fans after reports suggested that the player might be returning to England with Birmingham City amongst the clubs interested in the player.

Chelsea’s search for the next Ashley Cole continues as Alex Sandro Snubs Move

Premier League holders Chelsea have decided to extend their search for a new left-sided defender with Juventus’ Alex Sandro likely to stay put at Juventus for the upcoming campaign.

The Brazil international had been earmarked as the perfect option to fill the left wing-back role although Marcos Alonso impressed in the position last season.

LA Galaxy hold trials for aspiring footballers in north London

Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy brought some of their best coaches to north London in order to hold trials for late bloomers potentially trying to make it in professional football.

The incongruous setting was made just outside of Barnet FC, where two AstroTurf pitches were used for the trials. The Western Conference placed charges of around £150 for each player willing to attend in order to ward off the chances.