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Keane boosts Republic of Ireland's Euro dreams with giant win

Robbie Keane took his international goals tally to 67 with a double to kill off battling Gibraltar 4-0 on a night when the Republic of Ireland's hopes of Euro 2016 qualification received a significant boost. The 35-year-old struck twice inside three second-half minutes to extended the first-half lead Derby full-back Cyrus Christie had given his side with his first goal for his country...
Via Fox Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

It’s time for MLS teams to bring in more Designated Player defenders

Ever since its inception, Major League Soccer’s primary goal has been growth, trying to cultivate an untapped sports fan group in this country. They’ve been relatively successful in that venture if you look at a variety of metrics, from number of teams to revenue to attendance. A large part of that success can be attributed to the Designated Player rule. While people like myself...
Via World Soccer Talk
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steve Nicol, Robbie Keane Among 10 Former LFC Players To Impact MLS

One of the most successful players in LFC history, Steve Nicol headed off to Boston in September 1999 to become player/coach of the minor league Boston Bulldogs. A year on, he stepped up to the major league as interim player/coach of New England Revolution. Following a brief return to the Bulldogs, he took on the Revs’ head coach role in 2002 and won Coach of the Year in his first...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

My love-hate relationship with Robbie Keane; By Steve Davis

LA Galaxy star Robbie Keane, truly as good a forward as has ever stalked for goals in Major League Soccer, tops a lot of lists for me. Before anyone gets too excited, or wonders if there’s some kind of cash prize for that, let me explain that this is not necessarily a good thing. The man tops some “good” lists, but he tops some “bad” ones, too. Yes, the Galaxy’s prolific...
Via World Soccer Talk
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Galaxy are Favored, But That Won’t Stop the Earthquakes From Fighting

Forward Robbie Keane (left) and midfielder Steven Gerrard (right) celebrate a goal against the San Jose Earthquakes on July 17, 2015. (LA Galaxy/Twitter) The Los Angeles Galaxy will face the San Jose Earthquakes for the fifth time this season tomorrow.  This season, the Earthquakes and Galaxy have both won two of the matchups between each other. San Jose currently has the edge...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Galaxy-Earthquakes Preview

With Robbie Keane leading the way, the Los Angeles Galaxy have been MLS' hottest club in the past two months. The San Jose Earthquakes are also streaking, and they'll seek a team record-tying fourth consecutive shutout in the first of four straight home games Friday night. Los Angeles blew out New York City FC 5-1 on Sunday for its fourth consecutive win and sixth in seven games...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

FANTASY MLS FOR XI: TIME TO PLAY WITH FIRE

Most of the time, excelling at MLS Fantasy takes dedication and careful weeks-long planning to navigate the byes and double-game weeks. This week? Throw it all out the window. After Round 26, which will start TONIGHT AT 7:30 CENTRAL, all fantasy teams will get a round of unlimited transfers. What does that mean for you? Anything you do this week will have absolutely no bearing...
Via Total MLS
9 days ago  |  Discuss

As NYCFC learned, it’s the LA Galaxy then everyone else in MLS right now; By Steve Davis

Capt. Obvious would say this after watching the LA Galaxy clobber New York City FC in 2015′s highest profile MLS match to date: The Galaxy engine is revving fast once again, the game-changers doing their thing to nourish thoughts of a fourth championship in five years. But a clever first mate might then quietly add this, almost ominously, as if issuing a warning of something...
Via World Soccer Talk
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Galaxy Thrash New York City FC 5-1 in Their Inaugural Meeting

Giovani Dos Santos and Steven Gerrard congratulate each other after a 5-1 victory over NYC FC on August 23, 2015 (LA Galaxy/Twitter) The Los Angeles Galaxy and New York City FC squared off Saturday afternoon in a matchup featuring some of the biggest names in the MLS. Andrea Pirlo, and David Villa featured for New York City, while Giovani Dos Santos, Steven Gerrard, and Robbie Keane...
Via The Sports Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Robbie Keane has 2 goals, LA Galaxy rout NYC FC 5-1

CARSON, Calif. (AP) Robbie Keane had two goals and two assists, and the LA Galaxy showed their championship form in a 5-1 victory over New York City FC on Sunday. Giovani dos Santos, Gyasi Zardes and Sebastian Lletget each had a goal and an assist as the Galaxy utterly dominated the high-profile meeting with New York, which played without English star Frank Lampard. In a showcase...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Keane sparkles as Galaxy thump NYCFC

The buildup to this glitzy meeting between LA Galaxy and New York City FC focused on the household names and the star power they brought. The match itself underscored the important of the collective instead as the Galaxy produced a comprehensive performance to secure a 5-1 victory at StubHub Center. Robbie Keane served as the integral figure once again as he strung everything together...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

CCL Roundup: Gordon shines as Galaxy brush aside Comunicaciones

LA Galaxy 5 -- Comunicaciones 0 Alan Gordon and Robbie Keane both scored twice to confirm the Galaxy’s dominion over the top of Group D at StubHub Center. Most of the hard work unfolded inside the first 10 minutes as the Guatemalan side buckled under early pressure. Mika Väyrynen thumped home Giovani dos Santo’s cross to stake the home side to the perfect start after five minutes...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

D.C. United Lack the Necessary Star Power to Win the MLS Cup

D.C. United forward Chris Rolfe shoots a penalty during a game. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/ Getty Images) In a league which teams try to sign a big name player from Europe, DC United are the exception. This season, DC United have played the entire season without a marquee player on their roster. There is no Andrea Pirlo, Robbie Keane, Didier Drogba, or Sebastian Giovinco playing for...
Via The Sports Journal
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Giovani Dos Santos Score 10 Goals in Half a Season of Play?

Giovani Dos Santos dribbles down the wing into the box before crossing the ball against the Seattle Sounders. (LA Galaxy/Twitter) The Los Angeles Galaxy have nine MLS games left until the MLS Cup is underway. With the addition of Giovani Dos Santos, the Galaxy have added reinforcements to an already star-studded team. In his MLS debut against the Seattle Sounders, Giovani Dos Santos...
Via The Sports Journal
24 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Galaxy forward Giovani dos Santos targets title after MLS debut

CARSON, Calif. -- LA Galaxy forward Giovani dos Santos set his sights firmly on winning MLS Cup after scoring on his league debut for the club. Dos Santos marked his first MLS start with a goal and an assist to spark the Galaxy to a 3-1 victory over Seattle Sounders on Sunday. The overall performance -- including a goal from Robbie Keane and a comprehensive second-half display to...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Giovani dos Santos scores one goal, sets up another as Galaxy defeat Sounders

CARSON, Calif. -- Giovani dos Santos took his first steps as a LA Galaxy player on Thursday, but he knew this marquee match against Seattle Sounders represented his first opportunity to show his powers on a grand stage. He did not disappoint as he scored one goal and set up another as the Galaxy secured a 3-1 victory at StubHub Center on Sunday afternoon. Seattle forward Chad Barrett...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Giovani dos Santos praises 'superstars' on LA Galaxy roster

LA Galaxy new boy Giovani dos Santos is looking forward to playing alongside "superstars" Robbie Keane and Steven Gerrard in MLS. The Mexico international, who has been signed as a designated player, was mobbed at the airport by Galaxy fans when he arrived in Los Angeles on Sunday. "Well they are superstars. I think it is a pleasure to play with them," he told the Galaxy's official...
Via Fox Sports
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

MLS 2015: The Year of the Designated Player

The 2015 calendar year has seen an influx of international talent like never before in Major League Soccer. Since the Designated Player Rule was enacted in 2007, we have had the privilege of seeing international behemoths David Beckham, Thierry Henry, Tim Cahill, Robbie Keane, and Freddie Ljungberg all ply their trade in MLS. While the DP mechanism has also been used to entice domestic...
Via Total MLS
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

LA Galaxy ends road skid with 3-1 win at Colorado

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) Alan Gordon scored in the 69th minute, Robbie Keane added a goal in stoppage time and the Los Angeles Galaxy ended a 15-match winless streak on the road with a 3-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night. Sebastian Lletget tied it in the 56th minute to start the Galaxy (10-7-7) on their way to their first road win since a 4-3 decision at Colorado...
Via AP on Fox
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Robbie Keane is inactive for MLS All-Star game

Fans of Major League Soccer have a bit of a let down coming their way for the 2015 AT&T All-Star game at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado. Los Angeles Galaxy striker Robbie Keane will be unable to participate in Wednesday’s star-studded match. Fans were looking forward to seeing Keane play because he was formerly a part of the team the MLS All-Stars will...
Via Mile High Sports
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Galaxy-Dynamo Preview

Although they're still waiting on star addition Giovani dos Santos, the Los Angeles Galaxy are getting enough scoring from Robbie Keane and Sebastian Lletget. Keane looks to become the first MLS player to record three straight hat tricks as Los Angeles tries to avoid matching the club's longest road winless streak Saturday night against the Houston Dynamo. Keane had his third trick...
Via AP on Fox
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Can the Los Angeles Galaxy Attack be Stopped?

Forward Robbie Keane (left) and midfielder Steven Gerrard (right) celebrate a goal against the San Jose Earthquakes on July 17, 2015. (LA Galaxy/Twitter) The Los Angeles Galaxy are on a tear as of late. It seems that the five time MLS cup winners will never stop scoring. Over their last five games, the team has scored 20 goals. Over their last five games, Los Angeles has lost just...
Via The Sports Journal
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

FC Barcelona’s Game One of the ICC Preview

Two days from this writing, on July 21 2015, 11 men (with 13 reserves) will play away from their familiar pitch of the Camp Nou against an unfamiliar team: the MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy. Both teams will be facing off in a tournament of friendlies called the International Champions Cup. These teams have only played each other once before, and that came in 2009. Fresh off winning...
Via isportsweb.com
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando City's Kaka among those named to MLS All-Star roster

NEW YORK (AP) -- Reigning Major League Soccer MVP Robbie Keane and the current goals leader Kei Kamara are among the 22 players on the roster for the All-Star Game against Tottenham Hotspur. Six are currently playing for the United States in the Gold Cup: Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, DaMarcus Beasley, Omar Gonzalez, Graham Zusi and Nick Rimando. Keane and Dempsey have both played...
Via AP on Fox
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Keane, Kamara among 22 players on MLS All-Star roster

NEW YORK (AP) Reigning Major League Soccer MVP Robbie Keane and the current goals leader Kei Kamara are among the 22 players on the roster for the All-Star Game against Tottenham Hotspur. Six are currently playing for the United States in the Gold Cup: Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, DaMarcus Beasley, Omar Gonzalez, Graham Zusi and Nick Rimando. Keane and Dempsey have both played...
Via AP on Fox
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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