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.

Ashley Cole Looking Forward to Second Season with LA Galaxy

Even though LA Galaxy have lost a number of stars, it seems that the club will be retaining the services of one huge name in the business – Ashley Cole.


During the off-season, several changes have happened at the club with the likes of Steven Gerrard and Robbie Keane leaving the MLS outfit. They have been crucial names in the first-team over the last couple of years. The club have brought in Curt Onalfo to lead the team into the new era. Even though several changes have taken place across the squad, Ashley Cole is expected to be the first choice in the defensive positions.

Life After the Bridge

There are few English players who have had a more successful career than Ashley Cole. He enjoyed a whole series of league and cup triumphs with both Arsenal and Chelsea before deciding it was time to head overseas. As has been the case with many an English player, it hasn’t exactly gone to plan.

After eight years with Chelsea, Cole fell out of favour and played his last game for the London club against Cardiff City. With his contract about to expire, the former England defender was told he wasn’t needed anymore at the Bridge and a new phase of his career began.

Ashley Cole Surprised by Conte’s 3-4-3 Transformation of Chelsea

Former Chelsea defender Ashley Cole says that he was sceptical about how the 3-4-3 formation of Antonio Conte would work with the blues.


The former Juventus manager was appointed as the permanent replacement for Jose Mourinho in the summer. He was widely expected to bring the 3-4-3 system to English football once again. It was a preferred choice for managers a few decades ago, but it has been replaced by several formations since then. Conte did not prefer the system early on in his managerial career, but a famous victory over Walter Mazzarri’s Napoli led him to believe in the system more than anything else.

Cristiano Ronaldo Rates Ashley Cole as the Best Left Back

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has named Ashley Cole as the toughest opponent he has faced in his career.


It comes as a major praise for the former England international, who is now approaching the end of his career. Regarded as one of the world’s greatest left backs of the last couple of decades,Cole seemed like an Arsenal player through and through before his shock move to Chelsea in 2006. However, this enabled him to experience some of the biggest successes in world football after he lifted the FA Cup numerous times and the Champions League title too.

ASHLEY COLE AMONG ENGLAND TOP INTERNATIONALS

Former Chelsea defender Ashley Cole has been named among the best Three Lions players


Cole holds the record for most capped English full back, and his record of playing in three World Cups and two European Championships sets him apart from others. However, he holds the record for the player with most caps without goals by an outfield player.
Cole, admittedly, has never really been a fans’ favourite in an England shirt despite coaches and pundits easily naming him as England’s best left back in history.

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