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Keane stars but stellar strike not enough for Galaxy

ROBBIE KEANE signed off on club duties ahead of the international break by scoring his 15th goal of the season for LA Galaxy -- but the Dubliner finished on the losing side as his club went down 2-1 to Salt Lake City in the MLS.

And there was more MLS woe for Keane's international team-mate Darren O'Dea who suffered another defeat with FC Toronto as they lost 1-0 to DC United -- O'Dea has now made 10 appearances for the Canadian club without a single victory.

Keane was delighted to take his tally for the season to 15 but the Ireland skipper felt hard done by with the defeat. "I'm disappointed with the result like everybody else. In the first 20 minutes when we got the goal we were controlling the game, and then we gave two goals away in the space of two minutes, probably. So, I think that killed us," says Keane ahead of the final two games of the regular season for his club.

"Now you want to finish as high up as possible. I don't think we need to be sitting down as a group and chatting that we need to finish third or second, we're certainly not sitting in here saying we want to finish fourth. So, of course you want to finish as high as possible and we'll be trying to do that in the next two games."

Aiden McGeady also arrived for international duty last night on the back of a defeat as Spartak Moscow went down to city rivals CSKA in their local derby, McGeady playing the full 90 minutes for Spartak.

And coming just after their Champions League loss at home to Celtic, McGeady says that back-to-back defeats are not acceptable.

"Two defeats in a row is too much and we now have to go and win our next game, against (league leaders) Anzhi," said McGeady after the home defeat to CSKA, Spartak slipping to seventh place in the Russian league.

"I can't understand how we have lost, from the start of the game against CSKA it just wasn't right. We are a good few points behind the leaders now and we need to win our next game, and winning away to Anzhi in the next match won't be easy."