Los Angeles Galaxy Make It Official: Robbie Keane On Board

Does Keano still have it.

The Galaxy make it official. Keano is bringing his footie fisticuffs to LA.

The LA Galaxy today agreed to terms with Ireland National Team captain Robbie Keane. Keane, who will join the club from Tottenham Hotspur of England’s Premier League, will officially be added to the club’s roster upon receipt of his P-1 Visa.

Keane has scored more than 250 goals for club and country in a career that began in 1997 at the age of just 17 and has seen him become one of the all-time leading goal scorers in the history of the Premier League. Per team and league regulations, details of the contract were not released.

No word on how and where Juan Pablo Angel is moving too and he looks likely to have a new address here shortly.

More:

Your Los Angeles Galaxicos — Our column from December 2010 citing the JPA signing as a poor one.

Are you ready for some football?!– Last year TSG’s Shaun Webb dropped by a Tottenham Hotspur practice here in SF in conjunction with the NFL’s 49ers. Pretty cool pics and segment.

 

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11 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Carr Schilling on 2011/08/15 at 12:31 PM

    Angel to Chivas LA

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  2. Posted by KickinNames... on 2011/08/15 at 2:59 PM

    That’s pretty impressive actually. He’s still got a few left in the bag.

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  3. Posted by kaya on 2011/08/15 at 3:40 PM

    Sounds good to me, though it might’ve been more fun to see him at the Revs or Fire… or do the Irish in those communities even care about soccer? In SF they all seem to prefer gaelic football.

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    • Posted by GeorgeCross on 2011/08/15 at 4:27 PM

      The Irish immigrants care about football, but not so much about NE Revolution – they all / vast majority follow the Prem. And the Plastic Paddies follow the Red Sox, Cs, Pats and Bruins…

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      • Posted by GeorgeCross on 2011/08/15 at 4:46 PM

        Plus I am sure that LA is a *much* bigger draw / more appealing than Boston or Chicago.

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        • Posted by dth on 2011/08/15 at 4:51 PM

          One of those instances in which fame doesn’t correlate with quality; Chicago > LA.

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      • Posted by kaya on 2011/08/15 at 10:57 PM

        All the more reason to sign a big paddy draw!
        The Fire seem more geared towards the Mexican demographic, and I’m not all that sure how many current Irish immigrants are there. I have a bunch of relatives there… all “plastic paddies” (that one’s new to me), not a brogue in earshot in the south side from what I can tell.

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  4. Posted by crow on 2011/08/15 at 8:18 PM

    Angel didn’t like it when I told him he wasn’t good enough for MLS at the galaxy game in philly. Sometimes the truth hurts.

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    • Posted by kaya on 2011/08/15 at 10:54 PM

      Getting old sucks. I feel for the guy even if he’s got a big ego. You, otoh, have some huevos.

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      • Posted by crow on 2011/08/16 at 7:01 AM

        I usually am not an ace like that but he was diving and whining all night. And he has a huge contract he wasn’t living up to. So he can deal with it. It did make him pretty mad though when i told him that. He cursed me out pretty good.

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  5. Posted by Kevin on 2011/08/15 at 10:34 PM

    I believe the title is incorrect. It should read “Los Angeles Galacticos Make It Official: Robbie Keane On Board”

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