Robbie Keane scores long range wonder goal in LA Galaxy win

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Robbie Keane has been a resounding success since switching the English Premier League for Major League Soccer and the LA Galaxy. The Republic of Ireland striker has scored 43 goals in just 73 appearances since arriving in the US in 2012.

Keane's first goal in the Galaxy's resounding 5-1 win over the New England Revolution Wednesday night might just be his best yet however.

The veteran striker picked up the ball on the left hand side of the field before casually drifting inside onto his trusted right foot. Approaching the corner of the box, Keane unleashed an unstoppable curling shot which gave the Revolutions goalie no chance as the ball inevitably ended up in the back of the net.

Living the American dream

Having established himself as one of the most potent strikers in the EPL during his time with Coventry City, Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, and most recently Aston Villa Robbie Keane has handled the pressure of being one of the most high profile players in the MLS exceptionally well.

Keane helped the team to the MLS Cup in 2012 and, now captaining the side, is part of a Galaxy side sitting third in the Eastern Conference with 27 points after 16 games.

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Putting MLS on the map

Robbie Keane is amongst a host of big names currently plying their trade in Major League Soccer, with the likes of Thierry Henry, Jermain Defoe, and Clint Dempsey helping to improve the reputation of the US domestic league in recent years.

As of next season (beginning March 2015) they will be joined by Brazilian star Kaka who has signed with new franchise Orlando City SC, and David Villa (New York City FC) whilst the likes of Frank Lampard and Robinho have been linked to high profile moves in recent weeks.

On the double

Keane's phenomenal strike wasn't his only goal of the night, with the ROI striker rounding the keeper in the 78th minute and slotting the ball into an empty net to score his second, and the Galaxy's fifth.

Impressive stuff from the now 34-year-old.

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