Joe Cole

Tampa Bay Rowdies

2017 US Open Cup Second Round

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The 2017 US Open Cup Second Round added teams from the NASL and USL, but four amateur clubs made it through to the next round. That included unaffiliated amateur team Christos FC knocking out the Richmond Kickers. The Eric Wynalda coached LA Wolves also continued their run, knocking out Chula Vista FC.

Must-See Goal: Joe Cole

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Reeling In The Years: Joe Cole Scores Impressive Overhead Bicycle Kick While Turning Out For Tampa Bay Rowdies (Video)

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After managing to wrench himself away from the glitz and glamour of Coventry, Joe Cole joined Tampa Bay Rowdies down in the second tier of the North American football pile back in May.

Now aged 34, Cole defied his iffy knees and creaking hips to prove he can still mix it with the younglings by popping up to stick away a neat little overhead bicycle kick during Saturday's 3-0 win over Puerto Rico FC in the NASL.

Must-See Goal: Joe Cole

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WHAT A GOAL BY JOE COLE!

Joe Cole signs for Tampa Bay Rowdies

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Miami (AFP) Former England and Chelsea star Joe Cole has signed a deal with US second tier side the Tampa Bay Rowdies, the club said Wednesday.

The 34-year-old attacking midfielder joins the North American Soccer League (NASL) team on a deal which runs through to the end of the 2017 season.

Joe Cole signs for Tampa Bay Rowdies

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Miami (AFP) Former England and Chelsea star Joe Cole has signed a deal with US second tier side the Tampa Bay Rowdies, the club said Wednesday.

The 34-year-old attacking midfielder joins the North American Soccer League (NASL) team on a deal which runs through to the end of the 2017 season.

Ex-players

Joe Cole On Conte, Eden Hazard, Our Title Aspirations and Racing Roman Abramovich!

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OPINION: "Chelsea can win the Premier League this season"

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Despite Chelsea's poor form in the Premier League, Joe Cole believes that Chelsea are more than capable of winning the title this season! Do you agree?

Cole now at Coventry on loan this season, knows exactly what it's like to win the Premier League with Chelsea and with Jose Mourinho in particular.

English Premier League

Jose Mourinho v Bastian Schweinsteiger and three other famous Mourinho fallouts

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EX-Chelsea Legend signs for the Tampa Bay Rowdies - What a player he was for us!

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Joe Cole has announced that he is leaving these shores to head over to the North American Soccer League to sign for the Tampa Bay Rowdies next season. The three-time Premier League winner with Chelsea was one heck of our a player for our club and I just wanted to write a quick post to celebrate his time here.

Joe Cole set to sign with Rowdies

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A former Premier League star is set to continue his career as a member of the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Following reports out of England, sources have confirmed to SBI that Joe Cole is set to sign with the NASL club. The 34-year-old English star, who has earned 56 caps for England, most recently featuredfor League One side Coventry City.

Chelsea target 6 Premier League players, massive overhaul planned

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Chelsea are looking to build an English spine to take them back to the glory days and the Premier League champions are eyeing as many as six British players.

According to Daily Mail, the Blues are aware that they have lost their English core and are willing to rebuild it.

Postcards From Yesteryear: Everton 2-0 Liverpool, October 2010 – Everton’s last Merseyside Derby win

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Raheem Sterling contract saga: How Eden Hazard’s example proves Sterling right to reject Liverpool deal

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Aston Villa 2014/15 Season Preview: Lack of Buyer Casts Dark Shadow Over Club

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Aston Villa head into a Premier League season with expectations at a record low. Following an announcement that the club was for sale at the end of last season, there has been little to no movement on that front with Paul Lambert once again forced to look high and low for bargain transfers in a very difficult market.

VIEW FROM THE ENEMY: Aston Villa fan on Keano, the importance of Joe Cole and being right about Moyes

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In preparation for the 2014-15 season, The Republik of Mancunia has spoken to fans of all the clubs in the Premier League about last season, next season, their own clubs and their thoughts on United.

Damian Dugdale writes for The Villa Blog. Follow @AVFCblog on Twitter.

Scott: How did you rate 2013-14 for Villa?

Former Chelsea, Liverpool & England star’s final roll of the dice in ‘favorite position’

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Former Chelsea, Liverpool & England star's final roll of the dice in 'favorite position' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Joe Cole has recentlycompleted an unexpected free transfer to struggling Premier League side, Aston Villa, and has stated that one of the key factorsbehind his decision was the chance to play in his favorite position: an attacking role in the center of midfield, just behind the strike-force.

WATCH Ex-England International Joe Cole’s First Interview As an Aston Villa Footballer [VIDEO]

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Former England international soccer player Joe Cole, who scored one of the goals of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, has joined Aston Villa on a free transfer after being released by West Ham United.

Cole officially was unveiled as an Aston Villa footballer today, becoming Villa's second signing of the summer after penning a two year deal.

PHOTO: Former Chelsea midfielder holds Aston Villa shirt after completing move

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Former Chelsea manJoe Cole has completed his move to Premier League side Aston Villa on a one-year deal.

Cole, 32, joins Paul Lambert's side on a free transfer, and will be charged with trying to reinvigorate Villa's lackluster attack, which seriously struggled when star striker Christian Benteke was sidelined.

Former Chelsea midfield star to join Aston Villa

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According to Sky Sports, former England international Joe Cole is set to join Aston Villa on a one-year deal, with the 32-year-old to have a medical at Villa Park on Tuesday.

Cole, who spent seven successful years at Stamford Bridge, has struggled to recapture the form which made him one of the most feared attackers in the Premier League since leaving the West London club, but is to be given a shot by Villa boss Paul Lambert next season.

Cole hails new signing

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West Ham United midfielder Joe Cole has publicly praised the signing of striker Andy Carroll on a permanent basis. The former Liverpool striker spent last season on loan at West Ham, but this summer finally sealed a permanent move to Upton Park. Cole, a former Liverpool player himself, has hailed the signing, suggesting that it shows the direction and ambition of the Hammers.

Chelsea v West Ham: Pick YOUR Chelsea eleven!

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Make no mistake, tomorrow at Stamford Bridge, the game against West Ham is a MUST WIN and we need to take our good form of the last two games into this one. With Tottenham's defeat to Liverpool last week, we have to keep up the pressure on them and maintain our position of being at least within two points before we play our game in hand to hopefully, win it and move back into third place.

Locked and Loaded: Is there a better EPL player than Tottenham’s Gareth Bale at the moment?

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Tottenham's Welsh youngster, Gareth Bale, continues to look the part of the English Premier League's next superstar coming into his own. The 23-year-old left winger has been on a ravenous run of form for the North London club and has his eyes fixed on the coming weekend's North London Derby against close rivals, Arsenal.

Sturr-ing the Pot: Rating Liverpool’s January Transfer Business

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Brendan Rodgers' new-look Liverpool side have been making great strides after a rocky beginning to their campaign. They have been playing some very attractive football, and they are within shouting distance of the Premier League's fourth place and its accompanying ticket to the UEFA Champions League.

Philadelphia Union

Jared Jeffrey, Gio Dos Santos, and Joe Cole: Freedom Kicks for 5 May 2016

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We're almost to the weekend.

It is a Thursday on a week where D.C. United doesn't play until Sunday, so it is still a little light on news. Not light on content, though, so let's get into it.

After years as a backup, D.C. United's Jared Jeffrey appreciates starting chance - Washington Times: Jared Jeffrey has finally gotten some time to shine, and he's done better than most of us would have expected.

Blake named to Jamaica provisional Copa roster, McCarthy named to USL Team of the Week, more

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Jamaica names Andre Blake to Copa AMerica roster but doesn't say when camp starts. John McCarthy named to USL's Team of the Week. Fan vote for name of Union-DC Rivalry Week matchup. More.

Recaps & reaction to Union’s huge win in KC, Sak backs Hack, local USOC results, more news

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Reaction to the huge Union win in Kansas City. Sakiewicz backs Hackworth, says team is "scouring the marketplace" for attacking talent. Local US Open Cup results as Reading and Harrisburg advance, Ocean City falls. More news.

Jack draws first blood, on the CB options, Philly confirmed for summer tournament date, more

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Jack McInerney scored in Union's 1-1 draw with New England. Looking at the center back options. Union face NYRB in JAX. Philly hosting Guinness Cup summer tournament game. More news.

Liverpool

Look Away Steven Gerrard: Joe Cole Finally Admits His Career Hasn’t Been Quite As Good As Lionel Messi’s

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It's a Steven Gerrard quote that almost instantaneously went down in football folklore:

Lionel Messi can do some amazing things, but anything he can do Joe can do as well, if not better.

He used to shock us in training by doing tricks with a golf ball that most players can't even do with a football.

COLE ON LIVERPOOL: "They are not the biggest club any more."

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Many Chelsea fans couldn't understand a quote from Joe Cole shortly after he signed for Liverpool. We had read that he felt that he had joined the biggest club in the world. Cole now sets the record straight.

Speaking in an interview with CFCUK, Cole said:

‘When I joined, the guy interviewing me said "you've joined the biggest club in the country" and reeled off the trophies they'd won.

Retro Football: Steven Gerrard Claims Joe Cole Is Better Than Lionel Messi

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By Alan Duffy

Only four years ago, in an interview with MOTD magazine in 2010, Steven Gerrard claimed that Liverpool's then new-signing, Joe Cole, was better than a certain Lionel Messi. Stevie G said:

""Messi can do some amazing things, but anything he can do Joe can do as well, if not better.

Aston Villa

Shocked Faces All Round As Joe Cole Joins Coventry City On Loan From Aston Villa

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Who says the domestic game grinds to a half during international breaks? Shortly before close of play on Friday evening, League One side Coventry City pulled off an outlandish transfer coup by signing Joe Cole from Aston Villa.

Former England international Cole, 33, has joined the Sky Blues on a 35-day emergency loan deal.

Aston Villa’s Joe Cole convinced Eden Hazard to sign for Chelsea

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West Ham United

Silly season has officially begun: D.C. United is "monitoring" in West Ham United midfielder Joe Cole

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According to a local English paper, D.C. United is monitoring West Ham United midfielder Joe Cole, along with FC Dallas and the Chicago Fire.

A Thanksgiving Day gift from the English papers to D.C. United fans everywhere is the beginning of silly season! According to a local English paper, D.

Chelsea: Jose Mourinho reveals how he gets the best out of his best

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Jose Mourinho has a knack for getting the best out of his star players. However, that ability to bring forth the greatest skills of those at his disposal is something he has worked at over the years to implement a means as to which he can groom his players to be even better.

When asked how he works to open up the potential of even those considered his brightest talents, Mourinho turned to describing former Chelsea winger, now West Ham United forward, Joe Cole in a recent interview posted on Chelsea's official website:

"Joe Cole was very enjoyable because he was the kind of player who everybody was saying was one of the best talents in the Premier League and in English football.

The Rest

The Best Five Chelsea Flair Players in Premier League History

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We look back at some of the most talented and skilful players to wear a Chelsea shirt in the past twenty-five years.
While football is a team game and success owes everything to collective effort, Chelsea supporters love to get value for money by watching skilful players on show and the Blues have had a steady stream of them over the past few years.

USL Rewind: Rowdies, Battery keep battling atop East; SLC, San Antonio shine in West

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The ninth week of USL action saw the Real Monarchs and San Antonio FC continue to rule the roost in the Western Conference. The Charleston Battery and Tampa Bay Rowdies also kept their dogfight atop the East going strong. Reno 1868 got themselves another blowout win and a wild finish in New York gave Ottawa Fury FC a massive win over an MLS reserve side.

Football League 2015/16: The Story so far – Hull City, Gillingham, Coventry City and Plymouth lead the way

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Filibuster podcast episode 59: Crushed by ten thousand pounds of cake

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On tap tonight: a Sidecar, a Frankenstein egg nog, and the Flying Dog Doggy Style Pale Ale.

Another offseason edition of Filibuster is awaiting your ears! We start this episode with a news roundup, including talking about the team retaining Ben Olsen and Dave Kasper, their strategic partnership with Inter Milan, and the stadium project hiccup/disaster (depending on which what you look at it).

West Ham vs Cardiff 2013 Highlights 2-0 Nolan Joe Cole Goals Video

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West Ham vs Cardiff 2013 Highlights 2-0 Nolan Joe Cole Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter West Ham vs Cardiff City 2013 ( WHUFC Cardiff VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- West Ham vs Cardiff 2-0 ( Joe Cole, Kevin Nolan) Upton Park, London- 17 August, 2013- 15.