One of Southern California’s most eligible sports bachelors has been snatched from the shelf and smuggled into marriage. Cobi Jones, a former United States national team, Galaxy, and UCLA standout who is now a Galaxy assistant coach, has married his longtime fiancee, Kim Reese. Many of Jones’ current and former teammates and coaches attended the ceremony on Saturday in Carlsbad, including Earnie Stewart, Simon Elliott, Kyle Martino, Joe-Max Moore, Gavin Glinton, and Zavin Abdel. Jim Hjelm designed the bride’s gown, Nicole Miller dressed the wedding party, and Jones and his groomsmen were dressed in custom tuxedos by Joseph Abboud.
Who is Cobi Jones?
Cobi N’Gai Jones is a former professional soccer player and pundit from the United States. On-Time Warner Cable SportsNet is a Major League Soccer club. LA Jones played as a midfielder from 1994 to 2007, beginning his career in England with Premier League team Coventry City before moving on to Brazilian club Vasco da Gama. He was among a large group of American national team players who came from overseas to help the then-new Major League Soccer in 1996, beginning an 11-year stint with the Los Angeles Galaxy. Jones is a National Soccer Hall of Fame member.
The Early Life of Cobi Jones:
Jones was raised in Southern California. At age five, he began playing soccer with AYSO in Westlake Village, California. Jones, a player in college after graduating from Westlake High School, made the UCLA soccer team a non-scholarship player and eventually became one of the school’s most successful soccer-playing graduates. Jones was a member of the international fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha while at UCLA.
Who is Cobi Jones Wife?
He is married to his lovely wife, Kim Reese. Kim is a music consultant and a music executive at New Line Cinema. On September 12, 2009, the couple exchanged wedding vows at the Four Seasons Resort Aviara in Carlsbad, California. They met in 2003 and began dating in 2004. Cai and Cayden are their two sons. Jones was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame on March 11, 2011, in his first year of eligibility.
Coaching Career of Cobi Jones:
Jones was named an assistant coach with the Galaxy by Ruud Gullit on November 9, 2007. Jones was head coach following Gullit’s departure on August 11, 2008, until the Galaxy signed Jones’ former United States national team head coach Bruce Arena. Jones departed the Galaxy in January 2011 to become the New York soccer, a position he held until 2012.