CHESTER, Pa. – Robbie Keane made his presence felt on Wednesday after missing the LA Galaxy’s last three matches with an ankle injury. Keane tallied a goal and an assist as he helped power LA to a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union.
There was no doubt that Keane’s presence settled the Galaxy attack as his veteran leadership and attacking quality spurred LA on to three unanswered goals in the second half of Wednesday’s match.
“It’s nice to be back and get a good win so I’m delighted,” said Keane. “It was a good performance by everyone. We said that it was important that we bounced back after a couple of disappointing results. First half we played okay, probably could have been better, but in the second half, that’s how we know that we can play and we should be playing [with the] counter attack and causing havoc for their defenders.”
Keane was bullish that if LA can maintain that aggressive counter attacking style of play then the Galaxy can compete with any team. And with a match at Red Bull Arena against the New York Red Bulls, Keane is eager for a repeat performance.
“When we play against teams the way that we play then we can cause problems for anybody,” said Keane. “It’s always good when you go away from home and get a good result with a convincing performance like we did. It breathes confidence into the guys.”