Sunday 25 September 2016

Video: Robbie Keane links up with Steven Gerrard to score screamer on MLS return

Harry Clarke

Published 05/07/2016 | 08:27

Los Angeles Galaxy forward Robbie Keane (7), defender A. J. DeLaGarza (20), along with midfielder Nigel de Jong (34) celebrate Keane's goal
Los Angeles Galaxy forward Robbie Keane (7), defender A. J. DeLaGarza (20), along with midfielder Nigel de Jong (34) celebrate Keane's goal

Robbie Keane is back in the USA after Euro 2016 and he is back doing what he does best.

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The Ireland striker linked up with Steven Gerrard to score an absolute cracker in LA Galaxy's 2-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps on Monday night.


Keane picked up a pass from Gerrard 25 yards from goal before creating a yard of space an curling a beauty into the top corner.

"I get paid to score goals. It’s my job. Obviously getting three points is the most important thing. It was obviously nice," said Keane after the win.

 “If you do that, teams come out at you a little bit more and to be fair to them; they didn’t do too much. And to get that goal early in the second half killed the game off.”

Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson, a friend of Keane's from their time in the  English Premier League, heaped praise on the Irishman.

“Robbie [Keane]’s been putting them in the top post for 20 odd years. Sick of seeing it, to be fair,” said Robinson.

“He did have a smile at me, and I didn’t want to give him a smile back, but he’s a top, top player. That changed the first half because I thought we were excellent in the first half, but the reason Robbie gets paid a lot of money is because he’s able to do that.”

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