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.

Ashley Cole does not regret leaving Arsenal

Ashley Cole initiated his professional playing career with the Arsenal jersey as it was with the English club that Cole made his debut at the age of 18.

The veteran left-back would go on to make over 150 appearances as well as lift various pieces of silverware including: 2 Premier League, 3 FA Cup and 2 FA Community Shield trophies.

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.


Ashley Cole scored an own goal that hurt his team LA Galaxy.

The former Three Lions star made a mistake that helped opponents Seattle Sounders to a 3-0 victory – Galaxy’s fifth defeat in seven games.

United States soccer star Clint Dempsey opened scoring before the half hour mark. Ashley Cole caused the tally to double six minutes later before Jordan Morris completed the rout just before the break.

Ashley Cole Confirms No Retirement Plans As of Now

Ashley Cole has confirmed that he has no plans of retirement as of yet, and that he is only focusing on winning more games and trophies in his career.

The LA Galaxy defender is in the twilight of his career. After failing to secure a spot at Roma, he moved to LA Galaxy where he has been a regular first-team player. After having won so many trophies in his career including the Champions League, the defender has been struggling for form in recent times. He has joined LA Galaxy in a difficult period of time, as the club has been unable to reclaim the former glory days.

Ashley Cole Has No Regrets about Going to Chelsea

Ashley Cole has revealed that he has no regrets about deciding to leave Arsenal, but he admitted that the manner of the exit left a bad taste among many fans.

Ashley Cole remains as one of the high profile names to have left Arsenal and joined one of their big rivals. He decided to make the £5 million switch to Stamford Bridge in a deal that also saw William Gallas go the other way. Since making the move to Chelsea, the defender became immensely successful and managed to win all major honours. When he left Chelsea in the summer of2014, the left back has already won the likes of the Premier league, Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup, and League Cup.

Onalfo Expects Ashley Cole Back in the First-Team Soon

LA Galaxy manager Curt Onalfo says that he is extremely happy to see Ashley Cole close to returning to first-team action.

The former Chelsea left back is regarded as one of the best players in the MLS. He is certainly required by LA Galaxy at this moment, as the club have lost star players like Steven Gerrard and Robbie Keane in one off-season. The absence of these two star players puts a lot of pressure on the existing names, as the club underwent a managerial change after almost a decade. Bruce Arena left the club to be replaced byOnalfo.


It is no longer news that Arsenal might lose two of its biggest stars in Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.

Many are for Coach Arsene Wenger but in the face of continual disappointment, their stance have been wavering.