Steven Gerrard, Robbie Keane Face Team of 30 Kids in LA Galaxy Soccer Challenge

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistSeptember 16, 2016

CARSON, CA - FEBRUARY 5: Steven Gerrard #8 and Robbie Keane of the Los Angeles Galaxy train at StubHub Center February 5, 2016, in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Former Premier League stars Steven Gerrard and Robbie Keane needed a late winner to see off a team of 30 eight-year-old schoolchildren as part of LA Galaxy's "Ridiculous Soccer Challenge." 

Per Sky Sports, the younger team set up in an unorthodox 10-10-9 formation, packing the defence in an attempt to stifle the two 36-year-old Galaxy stars.

As can be seen below, Gerrard and Keane opted for a long-ball approach in the main—clearly hoping to make their height advantage count—with the former Liverpool midfielder opening the scoring before their opposition drew level:

Keane put his side ahead again at 2-1 after earlier spurning a chipped opportunity, but the team of 30 kids pegged them back and looked to have earned a hard-fought draw.

However, in a display of bravado, Keane launched a mazy run from just inside the opposition half late on in proceedings.

He skipped past numerous defenders before rounding the goalkeeper and all but walking the ball in for the winner to rob the 30 children of a famous draw.

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