Robbie Keane made his first game appearance of the preseason Wednesday, and if he looked a bit rusty, as expected, well, he didn't see it that way. The Irish striker, who returned to full training last week after undergoing offseason surgeries on both Achilles' tendons, teamed up front with Samuel for the second half of the LA Galaxy's 2-0 closed-door victory over UCLA at StubHub Center, converting a 62nd-minute penalty kick to add to Chandler Hoffman's first-half strike. “Felt good. Felt sharp,” Keane said afterward. “I'm only going to get stronger as the more games we're going to play, but I think I played well. I look forward to Saturday's game [against LA Galaxy II].” Keane, as is his custom, dropped deep into midfield and took on a playmaker's role, looking to link with Samuel up top and spreading the ball wide for Gyasi Zardes on the right. It resulted in several decent scoring opportunities, but shots were off-target and UCLA goalkeeper Earl Edwards made two fine stops on Zardes.
Galaxy Robbie Keane says he "felt sharp" in preseason debut after offseason surgeries
MLS News | Feb 20