Thursday 27 October 2016

Keane Gem gives Galaxy the glory

Published 13/07/2015 | 02:30

Robbie Keane is congratulated by Steven Gerrard after scoring
Robbie Keane is congratulated by Steven Gerrard after scoring

Steven Gerrard made his LA Galaxy debut in the 2-1 friendly victory over Club America, but it was Robbie Keane who the fans cheered loudest, after the Irishman scored another wonder goal.

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The Republic of Ireland striker brilliantly pulled down a long pass forward from Juninho with his left foot and, with the Club America goalkeeper having been left in no man's land after racing out in a bid to collect the through-ball, Keane immediately rolled his shot into a gaping net with his right foot from the edge of the box.

That cancelled out Darwin Quintero's early opener for Club America, and Alan Gordon's late header ensured that Gerrard made a winning debut.

The 35-year-old, who left Anfield this summer after more than 700 appearances for his home-town club, almost marked his debut with a 22nd-minute goal but, after bursting into the area, he saw his low left-footed shot blocked.

Both Keane and Gerrard, who is a month away from full fitness, made way at half-time as Galaxy coach Bruce Arena replaced all 10 of his outfield players for the second half.

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