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The real question by critics of this move was “Does LA really need this?”
JPA clearly wasn’t the answer at the striker spot, yet the Galaxy still looked set to take home the Supporters Shield even without a 4 million dollar investment.
It seemed as though LA was just unnecessarily adding to their embarrassment of riches that would do no more than assert their already recognized superiority.
Yet it has become evident that the move for Robbie Keane had little to do with the MLS and a lot to do with the Galaxy’s bigger plans: To win the CONCACAF Champions League.
LA might have been a great MLS team without the Irishmen, but in the CCL, it would have been extremely difficult to take home the crown with Mike Magee and Chad Barrett at the helm.
With Beckham’s contract ending in November and Donovan slowly approaching the end of his career, the LA Front Office had a revelation.
This might be the Galaxy’s only chance to achieve greatness and do something no American club has ever done before.
If Keane can continue to make an impact on and off the pitch, there is no doubt in my mind that we may label him one of the greatest transfers in MLS history one day.
Simply put, Keane has shown he has the potential to make history, and that in itself is worthy of a high grade. A-.