Robbie Keane signs new deal with LA Galaxy

Oct 20, 2013; Carson, CA, USA; Los Angeles Galaxy forward Robbie Keane (7) attempts a shot against the San Jose Earthquake during the second half at the StubHub Center. The game ended in a draw with a final score of 0-0. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Robbie Keane, striker for the LA Galaxy, has announced he signed a deal with the team that will keep him around for possibly another three years.

From ESPNFC.com,

Keane left Premier League side Tottenham for L.A. in 2011 and although last season ended in playoff defeat at the hands of Real Salt Lake, the Republic of Ireland captain is happy to extend his stay at the club.

 

“I’ve just verbally agreed a two-year contract, maybe extending to three,” said 33-year-old Keane, according to Sky Sports News.

He couldn’t be happier hat he’s going to be playing in a Galaxy uniform for a couple more years.

“I’m certainly excited about that and playing for the Galaxy in the future. I didn’t think I was going to go there and then come back to the Premier League, but I’m enjoying my football there and the club has been very good to me.

 

“As soon as you hit that 30 age mark in football, people are reluctant to give you contracts but this will be the third contract I’ve signed since I’ve been there and it shows the faith they have in me.”

Keane is also under some pressure back on the Republic of Ireland team, because there is uncertainty surrounding the captain position. The team’s new manager may or may not keep Keane as the captain; he could decide to look elsewhere.

Topics: LA Galaxy, MLS, Robbie Keane

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