It’s been over a year since Steven Gerrard departed the Premier League now, so it’s fair to say he’s settled into his new life in the MLS.
The Liverpool legend has seen his form waver since the move to LA Galaxy, but his influence was back to its best night.
In a tight affair with Houston Dynamo, the 36-year-old proved the difference as his 65th minute strike secured a 1-0 victory. It saw the Galaxy’s winning run extend to three and their unbeaten streak to an impressive six.
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Robbie Keane had missed an early penalty for the home side, but it was his rebounded effort that led to the goal. Here’s a clip of the strike:
It was a smart finish from the ex-Liverpool captain, albeit the goalkeeper being in no-man’s land. The strike proved just his fourth MLS goal, however; an underwhelming tally over the course of two campaigns.
Gerrard had bemoaned the sapping, long away days that are commonplace in US football and his performances may have suffered as a result.
However, a winning goal such as last night’s can only serve to turn that form around in the twilight years of his career. Besides, it would be a shame for the 36-year-old to go out with a whimper after the legacy he’s built.
It may not match his Olympiacos and FA Cup final strikes in the slightest, but a winner nonetheless.
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