Los Angeles Galaxy Ins and Outs, August 12, 2011: Robbie Keane to LA

Jo-Ryan SalazarSenior Analyst IAugust 13, 2011

Robbie Keane
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Keano to the G's! 

Tottenham Hotspur striker Robbie Keane is heading to Los Angeles. 

The Republic of Ireland international will sign a two-year, $8 million contract with Bruce Arena's Los Angeles Galaxyaccording to Fox Sports.

The 31-year-old striker has also appeared for Coventry City (England), Internazionale (Italy), Leeds United (England) and Liverpool (England) during a professional career that started in 1997. 

Keane scored a career high 23 goals (54 appearances) for Tottenham in 2007-08 before moving to Liverpool. After half a season at Anfield, Keane transferred back to White Hart Lane, where he has been unable to recapture a place in the team under manager Harry Redknapp.

Attention to the Champions League 

Meanwhile, the Galaxy were going through their run leading up to the CONCACAF Champions League match Tuesday with Motagua (kickoff: 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET). 

"In this competition the key for any team, is to do well at home, first and foremost," Galaxy associate coach Dave Sarachan told concacaf.com's Michael Lewis. "So when we have these teams at our place, we've got to get three points because going there is always a difficult task." 

CARSON, CA - JULY 09:  Juan Pablo Angel #9 of the Los Angeles Galaxy listens to assistant coach Dave Sarachan during warm up prior to the MLS match against the Chicago Fire at The Home Depot Center on July 9, 2011 in Carson, California. The Galaxy defeate
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"We're actually happy with the schedule that we have the first two games at home."

Sarachan had high praise for the manager of the team, Ramon Maradiaga. 

"They've got a very good coach," Sarachan added. "I have great respect for him. They're going to be well coached. We've seen a little of them on tape. They're a good team. In this competition, the key for any team, they'll be organized. They've got pretty decent speed on the flanks and some experience." 

As for the home front, it was all about getting the results that mattered. 

"It is about results, first and foremost," Sarachan concluded. "If you can get results by making the attempt to play soccer—the way you would be picturing it, where it's possession, there's movement, both sides of the ball are active—that's all a bonus. But at the end of the day, it's clearly about points. It's clearly about results. 

"Sometimes those games require just rolling up your sleeves and not about pretty soccer. We understand that. We have enough guys who have been a part of a lot of these games, which is really a bonus, too."


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