A three-time Premier League champion with Chelsea, much-travelled midfielder Joe Cole is currently playing his trade with Tampa Bay Rowdies in the North American Soccer League.
On Wednesday, the 34-year-old produced a bit of trademark magic during his side’s clash with title-chasers Indy Eleven.
Latching onto the ball outside the box after a set-piece, Cole let fly with an unstoppable humdinger of an effort which arrowed in the top corner of the Indy net…
This one’s for you, @SportsCenter.
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Cole netted both ofTampa’s two goals in the game but unfortunately still ended up on the wrong end of a 3-2 defeat.
However, the ex-West Ham and Liverpool star has been nominated for the NASL Golden Ball award for the most valuable player after a fine campaign.
There’s life in the pint-sized genius still!