Update on the Cole Boys
From time to time I like to give West Ham Nation some insight as to Joe Cole and Carlton Cole’s careers in the United States. Joe is playing for a small club in Tampa, Florida; the Tampa Rowdies.
In the past week, his club fell 1-0 to the Canadian side, Edmonton FC, after a 73rd-minute penalty kick served as the deciding action of the match. Cole did almost equalise two minutes later but his lone shot on target was corralled by Edmonton Goalkeeper Matt Van Oekel.
He was able to score the previous week as his club lost 3-2 to the New York Cosmos. Joe Cole currently has five goals and four assists in his 13 appearances in the American second tier of football.
Carlton Cole’s new club, the Sacramento Republic makes its home in Northern California. The club has had great success as of late; however, Carlton has yet to report to the grounds as he has had some delays with the status of his work permit and travel visa. Saturday the Republic defeated the Portland Timbers Development squad 4-0. Sacramento currently sits at the top of their conference table.
We at ‘The West Ham Way’ will update you as to when Carlton is able to actually join his new club.
I’m a season ticket holder for Sacramento Republic FC. I can give you updates if you like. They have a match on Wednesday, but CC won’t play. He is currently in town.
As I am currently in Florida, I decided to take my lad to the above match. Overall the standard was pretty poor a bit like watching a ‘Daggers’ match last season.
For nostalgia sake we donned our hammers shirts in the hope of getting a selfie with Joe Cole.
After the match ended most of the players (with the exception of Cole) stayed around to chat to the fans. However, It would seem that Cole is a bit too busy to do this and wouldn’t come out (even when I asked one of his team mates to get him).
After taking his west ham days up to my young lad we left disappointed.
Cheers Joe, hope you have a great season, NOT!