Former Chelsea defender, Ashley Cole made his non-competitive debut for MLS side LA Galaxy, as he played 58 minutes for the Los Angeles team against Liga MX side Club Tijuana which  at the Stubhub Center. His first game in the LA Galaxy colour turned impressive, provided the fact that he has not played for a team since 11 months.

Despite the result being a goalless stalemate, Ashley Cole impressed the audience with a bright display in prospects of both attacking and defending. The former Chelsea and Arsenal left-back joined LA Galaxy on January, which was an aftermath of his difficult life at AS Roma.

Cole started in the Premier League in 1998, and featured 228 times in Arsenal Colours, and was part of the famous ‘Invincible’ squad, which won the Premier League in 2003-04 season without losing a match.

He enjoyed even better life in Chelsea after he was shifted to West London in a move which cost Chelsea 5 million euros and William Gallas. He was part of Chelsea’s glittering era of 8 years, which saw him winning almost all possible football tournaments.

However, his time at Roma after joining the Italian team in 2014, had been quite torrid, as he was able to make only 16 appearances over 18 months at AS Roma.

By the end of January this year, Cole and Roma parted their ways by mutual consent and the player joined LA Galaxy. His first game for Galaxy has earned him a lot of plaudits, particularly of LA Galaxy coach, Bruce Arena

“Cole played very well.” He told in club’s official website. “He is a good player; obviously, we had to be smart about his minutes because he has not played that much over the last six months, so we are being smart. He is a player with a lot of experience and quality.”

Cole agreed that he had a decent game, but stressed on the point of his fitness.

“It was okay. I have not played a competitive match in a long time so I thought it went alright,” Cole told.”

 “I am not a 100 percent fit yet, so hopefully in the next game I can play some more minutes and get ready for the start of the season.”

 “I do not feel 100 percent sure in terms of getting types of players and going with runs, but it is going to game. We only have one preseason game left. I will have to work on the training ground to get more fit.”

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