Cobi N'Gai Jonesis an American former soccer player and is the analyst for the Los Angeles Galaxy on Time Warner Cable SportsNet. He can also be seen on Fox Sports, BeIN Sports, and the Pac-12 Network...
I definitely do like change. I don't know if my hairstyles reflect that, but I don't like the same old thing all the time.
I am excited to bring my deep knowledge, passion and expertise of soccer in this country to The New York Cosmos. They truly represent where this sport is headed on a national and international level, and I want to make history with them.
I don't know if my hairstyles reflect that, but I am someone who enjoys change.
I know a lot of people didn't understand why I came back, and people are still going to say it was stupid and it was the wrong decision. But I'm happy.
I've been working on my finishing for quite some time. It's just a question of paying attention to the minor details.
The World Cup experience is more than just the game of soccer. It's an event. And it will fly by faster than you think. It will end and you'll be saying, 'Wow, it's over already?' You have to remember to take it all in and enjoy it.
I like the guys on the team and the coaching here. I especially like the management. The Galaxy have been really good to me.
You want to teach the next generation so they can learn a little bit faster and a little bit more so everything becomes that much better.
I am a kid from the '70s, when video games first started coming out, so I definitely have to say I am a video game junkie to this day.
I turned 24 in the middle of my first World Cup and it was quite an unbelievable experience. It's really hard for words to do it justice.
Looking back now at my first World Cup experience, I didn't know what was going on. I was a newbie and I had no idea what to expect.
Overall, I think I'm in pretty good shape, but I'm not really someone that is gung-ho or a fitness fanatic.
The league, I think, is doing well. It's growing, it's maturing, and it's becoming a better league.
(on Major League Soccer)
The people I still talk to are some of the old Galaxy players all over the place. That's a bond that's pretty special.
The referee will now keep track of the time on the field and the shootouts have finally been banned.
We are still confident as a team that we will make it through to the final Cup qualifying round.
After I suffered a labral tear in my hip while playing soccer, I realized that many sports-related injuries can be prevented and I dedicated myself to helping young athletes learn more about injury prevention.
As a player, I was fortunate to work with coaching and medical staffs that underscored the importance of utilizing injury prevention exercises, which contributed to my healthy and long playing career.
I've been through the process qualifying for the World Cup, which is an amazing, two-year process. It was an honor to represent the U.S. and to represent the city of Los Angeles and California.
I think the Commissioner is taking the steps necessary to give the game back to the players and the fans and hopefully take the league to the next level.
There's no need to overwhelm yourself with thoughts, because you know that you're just as good or better than some of the players you're going up against.
We didn't think we were a fourth-place team. For us to beat the first-place team in the West and the first-place team in the East shows the dedication and determination that we had.
You are going to have hostile crowds and the fans are going to find out where you are staying and keep you awake at night. They are going to use everything possible.
That's one of my jobs, just trying to do what I can to help this team out as much as possible.
The league, is doing well. It is just a matter of trying to sort some things out with my contract.
This is something that's very special; people saying they watch me play who are now turning professional.
Traveling is not a hindrance for me; it's something I actually enjoy.
I am both honored and blessed
to have had such a wonderful career with the LA Galaxy and I am thankful for
everything the club, the fans and the community has done for me and my
I've seen a lot of highs and a lot of lows with this team, and one thing I've learned is that even though you have lows, you're not going to have them forever, so you've got to keep fighting.
(on the Los Angeles Galaxy)
This has been my most satisfying, my most gratifying, my most content year, and to culminate this way is perfection.
(on the Los Angeles Galaxy's 2005 season)
Being out in the heat for two weeks can definitely drain your energy.
It's difficult to compare coaches.
I don't like the same old thing all the time.
I never thought I'd play soccer past high school, so to go from that team to actually being most-capped and three World Cups is pretty special.
There are some similarities. In '02, their players were not as strong as they are now. With New England coming as favorite, I don't think you can compare it to then.
I am both honored and blessed to have had such a wonderful career with the L.A. Galaxy and I am thankful for everything the club, the fans and the community has done for me and my family.
I think there are times we could have diversified our attack a bit. Over the last few games we've been heavily left-sided, and we need to spend that time out in the middle a bit more.
You know what you are getting into, but being out in that heat for two weeks definitely drains your energy.
That was a big loss for a lot of people here personally and professionally. For us as a team, it's very difficult to replace someone who saw where the sport could go and where it needed to go.
There's a lot of history between the two teams.
It just proves that I've been here for a long time and, I guess, have done the right things over the years.
It's good for us to have everybody back. Now we can field a consistent lineup and get used to each other.
It's difficult to compare coaches. You really can't compare them.
It (the final result) can be attributed to fatigue. We're only two weeks into preseason. It's necessary for us to have matches like this to see where we are. We know what we have to work on these last two weeks before we get to the matches that really count.
Being out in that heat for two weeks definitely drains your energy.