Thursday 18 January 2018

Video: Steven Gerrard will be an addition to LA Galaxy... not captain

Steven Gerrard will wear the number 8 jersey when he joins LA Galaxy but his new team mate Robbie Keane doesn't expect him to be wearing the captain's armband.

Keane skippered the Galaxy to victory in the MLS Cup last year, their third success in four years, and didn't look pleased when he was asked whether he would be relinquishing his role to the club's new arrival.

Asked about Gerrard's upcoming arrival, Keane said: "I obviously spoke to him and he's excited about it. He's looking forward to  a new challenge and he's going to be a great addition to our squad.

Asked whether he would be an addition or the new captain: "(laugh)... ah no, addition."

The LA Galaxy play Shamrock Rovers in a pre-season friendly this Saturday at Tallaght Stadium.

* Robbie Keane is an ambassador for CMRF Crumlin, the fundraising arm of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin and was present alongside his LA Galaxy teammates at the handover of a cheque to the value of $50,000 from LA Galaxy and their sponsors Herbalife to CMRF Crumlin. Robbie is also an ambassador for CMRF Crumlin’s current campaign ‘Give It Up for Crumlin’. For more see www.giveitup.ie

18 February 2015; Republic of Ireland international and LA Galaxy player Robbie Keane with Tommy Kelly-Shaw, aged 4, from Birr, Co Offaly, during a visit to Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin. Picture credit: Piaras ? M?dheach / SPORTSFILE
18 February 2015; Republic of Ireland international and LA Galaxy player Robbie Keane with Tommy Kelly-Shaw, aged 4, from Birr, Co Offaly, during a visit to Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin. Picture credit: Piaras ? M?dheach / SPORTSFILE
18 February 2015; Republic of Ireland international and LA Galaxy player Robbie Keane presents Joe Quinsey, CEO of The Children's Medical and Research Foundation, with a cheque for $50,000 donated on behalf of the LA Galaxy Foundation and LA Galaxy official nutrition sponsor Herbalife, during a visit to Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin. Picture credit: Piaras ? M?dheach / SPORTSFILE
18 February 2015; Republic of Ireland international and LA Galaxy player Robbie Keane with Tommy Kelly-Shaw, aged 4, from Birr, Co Offaly, during a visit to Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin. Picture credit: Piaras ? M?dheach / SPORTSFILE
18 February 2015; Republic of Ireland International and LA Galaxy player Robbie Keane with Laura Crossan, aged 9, from Monaghan, and Aidan Doyle, aged 5, from Newtownmountkennedy, Wicklow, during a visit to Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin. Picture credit: Piaras ? M?dheach / SPORTSFILE
18 February 2015; Republic of Ireland international and LA Galaxy player Robbie Keane with Laura Crossan, aged 9, from Monaghan, during a visit to Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin. Picture credit: Piaras ? M?dheach / SPORTSFILE
18 February 2015; Republic of Ireland international and LA Galaxy player Robbie Keane with Aidan Doyle, aged 5, from Newtownmountkennedy, Wicklow, during a visit to Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin. Picture credit: Piaras ? M?dheach / SPORTSFILE

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