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Steven Gerrard marks Robbie Keane's LA Galaxy departure with Instagram post

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Within the space of just a few days, three of the biggest names in the MLS have confirmed they will be moving on once their contracts expire at the end of the season.

Following the announcements of Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard's imminent departures from New York City and LA Galaxy respectively, another star man is set to end his American dream.

Robbie Keane is the latest big name to become a free agent - also ending his spell with Galaxy after becoming the captain during his five years at the California-based outfit.

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The Irish striker scored an impressive 104 goals from 165 appearances for the club and his influence will arguably be missed even more than Gerrard's next term.

Before Gerrard moved to the States, the pair briefly worked together during Keane's difficult one-year stint at Liverpool in 2008, however, they have grown much closer in Los Angeles.

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Some might even go as far to say they have developed a bit of a bromance - which might not sound quite so ridiculous once you have a look at their recent Instagram exchanges.

After news broke that Gerrard would not be extending his deal at Galaxy, Keane posted a very touching tribute (see below) to his now former teammate and even called the Liverpool icon 'one of the best midfielders of our generation'.

That set the bar pretty high but we think Gerrard might have just raised it with his response, following Keane's announcement on Friday.

Accompanied by a picture of the duo embracing, Gerrard's post reads: "The best the MLS has seen. Incredible 5 years @lagalaxy.

"I wish you and your lovely family all the best in your new adventure.

"It's been a pleasure to play alongside you for the last few years but more importantly you have had my back and became a great friend. All the best mate #7 ##sweetson #ledge @robbiekeane"

The next question is: where they will both end up next?

Keane is expected to continue playing and has said he would like 'one last major challenge in club football' before he hangs up his boots for good.

Gerrard meanwhile, has reportedly held talks with MK Dons regarding their currently vacant managerial position but may also decide to keep playing.

Earlier in the week, Lampard had become the favourite to take the post at StadiumMK, however, it is now beginning to look like Gerrard's job if he wants it.

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Steven Gerrard
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