Cobi Jones: Let’s see how we can give back to the kids in the City of Angels

The USA’s most capped player says going home to become director of football at the fourth-tier City of Angels FC ‘was a no-brainer’

Cobi Jones has no hesitation when asked why the United States’ most capped player would become the director of football at City of Angels FC, a fourth?tier club founded by two Englishmen which has just finished second-bottom in the Southwest Conference.

“That’s my local area – it’s where I grew up,” he says of the Angels’ San Fernando Valley locale. “It was a no-brainer when approached. You have the instant heart palpitations, going: ‘Wow!’ It’s in my neighbourhood. This is what you dream about as a kid, especially here in the US. Because when I was growing up there was no opportunity to go beyond just the youth set-up.

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