CARSON, Calif. (Wednesday, July 15, 2015) – LA Galaxy forward Robbie Keane has won Best MLS Player at the 2015 ESPY Awards for his record-setting performance during the 2014 MLS season. Keane was named MLS MVP after recording one of the best seasons in MLS history with 19 goals and 14 assists. The Irish forward becomes the third LA Galaxy player to win as a Galaxy player has now won eight of the 10 Best MLS Player at the ESPYS all-time.
The Galaxy Designated Player recorded career highs in both goals and assists during the 2014 MLS Regular Season. Keane finished with the third-most goals in MLS last season with 19 and was tied for second in assists with 14, giving him the highest combination of goals and assists from any player last season and the most of any player during a single season in Galaxy history. In addition to his five game-winning goals, he also led MLS with six game-winning assists. In his 29 appearances for the Galaxy last year, the Galaxy lost only five total matches, going 15-5-9.
Keane continued his record regular season campaign into the MLS Cup Playoffs, scoring two goals and adding three assists, including the game-winning goal in the 2014 MLS Cup that saw the LA become the first team in MLS history to win five MLS Cup trophies.
Since joining the Galaxy in 2011, the Irish international has scored 59 goals and added 39 assists in 95 MLS appearances, with 16 game-winning goals and assists apiece. In postseason matches, he has scored nine times and added six assists in just 17 appearances while leading the Galaxy to MLS Cup titles in 2011, 2012 and 2014. He has been named to the MLS Best XI three consecutive times and an MLS All-Star for two straight seasons.
Keane joins Landon Donovan (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011) and David Beckham (2008, 2012) as LA Galaxy players to win the ESPY Award for MLS Best Player.
It's an absolute honor to be the 1st Irish athlete to win an ESPY award for best MLS player. Thanks to all who voted.Posted by Robbie Keane on Wednesday, July 15, 2015