WATCH: Joe Cole rolls back the years with a bicycle goal in the NASL

The former England international now plays for Tampa Bay Rowdies

BY Daniel Kelly 12:57 Sunday 17 July 2016, 12:57 17 Jul 2016

Joe Cole celebrates with his team mates. Picture by: Tampa Bay Rowdies/Twitter

Joe Cole is finally making his mark in America.

The former England international left Coventry City at the end of last season and moved to Florida to play with NASL-side Tampa Bay Rowdies.

He scored his second goal in four games, but first at home, as his side defeated Puerto Rico FC 3-0. Cole scored the game's opening goal, with a stunning bicycle from inside the box.

The goal was so popular, it even featured in the SportsCenter Daily Top 10 plays of the day.

Although not the top tier of football in America, it's nice to see Cole enjoying the final years of his career, without taking the bigger pay packets available in MLS. The Florida sunshine beats Coventry's weather any day. 


Ireland finish Homeless World Cup as Plate winners

21:19 Saturday 16 July 2016 0 Minute Read

"He's not going to back down and I won't either" - Henrik Stenson ready for Mickelson showdown

21:07 Saturday 16 July 2016 0 Minute Read

O'Connor brothers star as Mayo cruise past Lilywhites

20:47 Saturday 16 July 2016 0 Minute Read

Rory McIlroy battles difficult conditions to remain in the hunt at Royal Troon

21:00 Friday 15 July 2016 0 Minute Read
Off The Ball


The very best bits of Off The Ball delivered every week