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Keane extends Galaxy stay

2015-06-11 09:47
Robbie Keane (File)

Carson - Ireland forward Robbie Keane extended his contract with the LA Galaxy on Wednesday, agreeing to stay with the MLS club into the final years of his playing career.

The MLS champions refused to give details of Keane's contract extension, but the prolific goalscorer had previously said he intended to stay with the Galaxy for at least a few more years. Keane turns 35 next month.

Keane has been one of MLS' best players since he arrived in 2011, scoring 55 goals in 91 appearances with the Galaxy. He was named MLS' most valuable player last winter while leading the Galaxy to their third championship in his four seasons.

Keane capped his MVP season by scoring a late winner in the Galaxy's MLS Cup victory over New England last December.

He also won championships in 2011 and 2012 alongside Landon Donovan and David Beckham, who have both retired. Keane has stuck around as the Galaxy's captain and one of their three designated players who can be paid above the league's salary cap.

"We're very pleased Robbie will continue to be a member of the Galaxy in the coming years," said Bruce Arena, the Galaxy's coach and general manager.

"He has been one of the key pieces in our success over the past five seasons. We look forward to even more success with Robbie as a member of our team."

Keane is currently preparing for Ireland's European Championship qualifier in Dublin against Scotland on Saturday.

Keane played for Tottenham for most of his Premier League career, but also played alongside midfielder Steven Gerrard - who is expected to join the Galaxy lineup in July - for part of the 2008-09 season at Liverpool.

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