Report: Sports Agency suing LA Galaxy, MLS over Robbie Keane signing

17 September 4:38 pm

Report: Sports Agency suing LA Galaxy, MLS over Robbie Keane signing

By Adam Serrano

A sports agency has filed suit against the LA Galaxy and Major League Soccer, claiming it is owed $385,000 for its role in LA's acquisition of Robbie Keane.

According to the news agency Reuters, the complaint, filed by Real Time International Ltd (RTI) states that the Galaxy and MLS "exploited information" given by the Agency "without compensation" to complete Keane's reported $5.7 million transfer from English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur. A spokesman from the Galaxy stated that it is the club’s policy to withhold comments on pending litigation.

In the Reuters report, the lawsuit which was filed last Friday in a Manhattan federal court states that a senior member of the Galaxy approached RTI for aid in finding a player that the club could acquire in a ten day span. When RTI identified Keane, the Galaxy entered in negotiations with Tottenham. When the signing was completed, RTI claims that it sought a percentage of the reported $5.7 million transfer fee for its role in the signing, but the Galaxy refused to pay.

Keane has become a key member of the Galaxy since his signing, scoring three goals in eight games last season among regular season and postseason as well as 12 goals in 23 games during the 2012 season.