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Thursday 28 August 2014

Keane extends stay in LA

Published 16/01/2013 | 23:30

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Robbie Keane has helped the Galaxy to two MLS Cup championships

The Los Angeles Galaxy have confirmed Robbie Keane has signed a "multi-year contract extension" with the Major League Soccer club.

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The 32-year-old Republic of Ireland captain moved to the United States from Tottenham in August 2011 and has since helped the Galaxy win consecutive MLS Cup titles.

A statement on www.lagalaxy.com read: "The LA Galaxy announced today that the club has agreed to a multi-year contract extension with forward Robbie Keane."

It continued: "The Galaxy MVP in 2012, Keane led the team with 16 goals in 28 regular-season games while adding nine assists. In the post-season, Keane led MLS in goals with six as he led the Galaxy to their second consecutive MLS Cup championship.

"Per club and league policy, details of the contract were not released."

Keane has scored 18 goals in 32 regular-season games since arriving in America, adding seven goals in 10 post-season games.

He was named in the MLS Best XI for the first time in 2012.

Keane is training with Spurs for the next two weeks in a bid to maintain his fitness ahead of the start of the new MLS season in March.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy announced that Brazilian midfielder Juninho had also penned a multi-year contract, having spent the past three seasons with the club on loan from Sao Paulo.

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