Former member, U.S. Men's National Team Board member, U.S. Soccer Foundation
Cobi Jones is one of the most iconic American soccer players of all time. Considered the “original Cobi” in LA, today Jones serves as an ambassador to the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer, after being a 12-year starter for the club (1996-2007). He is also a respected sports broadcaster sitting in the analyst seat, covering the Galaxy. Jones can also be seen on Fox Sports, Pac-12 Network, BeIn Sports, and he was part of the 2012 NBC Olympic soccer coverage. With a professional playing career that spanned nearly two decades, Jones played for the English Premier League club Coventry City, the Brazilian club Vasco de Gama, and returned state side to play for his hometown LA Galaxy with the inception of MLS in 1996. Jones is the all-time leader in caps for the U.S. National team, a three-time World Cup player, former Olympian and a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Following retirement, he served as an assistant coach with the Galaxy. Jones is noted as being one of a significant group of American National Team stars who returned from overseas to aid the then-new Major League Soccer.