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Dec 8, 2014

Keane’s dominant year crowned with Galaxy title glory

CARSON, California (Reuters) – LA Galaxy’s Robbie Keane won his third title in four years in Major League Soccer after grabbing the winning goal against New England Revolution on Sunday.

There was little surprise that he scored the winner — Keane was LA’s top scorer with 21 goals in the regular and post-season and was voted this season’s MVP — but it was interesting to learn that it was Keane who suggested the tactical switch at halftime that helped Galaxy get a grip on the game.

Dec 8, 2014

Soccer-Keane’s dominant year crowned with Galaxy title glory

CARSON, California, Dec 8 (Reuters) – LA Galaxy’s Robbie Keane won his third title in four years in Major League Soccer after grabbing the winning goal against New England Revolution on Sunday.

There was little surprise that he scored the winner — Keane was LA’s top scorer with 21 goals in the regular and post-season and was voted this season’s MVP — but it was interesting to learn that it was Keane who suggested the tactical switch at halftime that helped Galaxy get a grip on the game.

Dec 8, 2014

New England unable to shake off old losing habit

CARSON, California (Reuters) – L.A. Galaxy’s marketing campaign for the MLS playoffs was ‘First to Five’ and by securing the record fifth title they created another ‘First to Five’ as New England Revolution suffered their fifth loss in as many MLS Cups.

Coach Jay Heaps needs no reminders of that record having played in the four previous losses, including missing the decisive penalty in a shootout loss to Houston in 2006.

Dec 8, 2014

Soccer-New England unable to shake off old losing habit

CARSON, California, Dec 8 (Reuters) – L.A. Galaxy’s marketing campaign for the MLS playoffs was ‘First to Five’ and by securing the record fifth title they created another ‘First to Five’ as New England Revolution suffered their fifth loss in as many MLS Cups.

Coach Jay Heaps needs no reminders of that record having played in the four previous losses, including missing the decisive penalty in a shootout loss to Houston in 2006.

Dec 8, 2014

Retiring Donovan gets one last taste of victory

CARSON, California (Reuters) – Landon Donovan ended his career with a third title in four years as the LA Galaxy enjoyed a 2-1 extra-time win over the New England Revolution in Sunday’s MLS Cup and said he would struggle to replace the joy of victory.

Donovan, the all-time top scorer in Major League Soccer and for the U.S. national team, retires at the relatively young age of 32.

Dec 8, 2014

Soccer-Retiring Donovan gets one last taste of victory

CARSON, California Dec 7 (Reuters) – Landon Donovan ended his career with a third title in four years as the LA Galaxy enjoyed a 2-1 extra-time win over the New England Revolution in Sunday’s MLS Cup and said he would struggle to replace the joy of victory.

Donovan, the all-time top scorer in Major League Soccer and for the U.S. national team, retires at the relatively young age of 32.

Dec 7, 2014

LA Galaxy beat Revolution for record fifth MLS title

CARSON, California (Reuters) – Irish striker Robbie Keane grabbed an extra-time winner as LA Galaxy won a record fifth Major League Soccer title with a 2-1 victory over the New England Revolution in Sunday’s championship-deciding MLS Cup.

Keane, voted the league’s Most Valuable Player, gave the Galaxy the victory after New England’s Chris Tierney had canceled out Gyasi Zardes’ 52nd minute opener for LA.

Dec 7, 2014

Soccer-LA Galaxy beat Revolution for record fifth MLS title

CARSON, California Dec 7 (Reuters) – Irish striker Robbie Keane grabbed an extra-time winner as LA Galaxy won a record fifth Major League Soccer title with a 2-1 victory over the New England Revolution in Sunday’s championship-deciding MLS Cup.

Keane, voted the league’s Most Valuable Player, gave the Galaxy the victory after New England’s Chris Tierney had cancelled out Gyasi Zardes’ 52nd minute opener for LA.

Dec 7, 2014

MLS no easy place to play, says Keane

CARSON, California (Reuters) – Major League Soccer, once mocked as a ‘retirement home’ for European players, has grown into a competitive league, says LA Galaxy’s Irish striker Robbie Keane.

Keane, who will be looking for a third title in four years in Sunday’s final against the New England Revolution, believes the stereotype that MLS is an easy place to end a career is outdated.

Dec 7, 2014

Soccer-MLS no easy place to play, says Keane

CARSON, California Dec 6 (Reuters) – Major League Soccer, once mocked as a ‘retirement home’ for European players, has grown into a competitive league, says LA Galaxy’s Irish striker Robbie Keane.

Keane, who will be looking for a third title in four years in Sunday’s final against the New England Revolution, believes the stereotype that MLS is an easy place to end a career is outdated.

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