Robbie Keane's horror shot turns in to the ultimate assist in LA Galaxy win

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Robbie Keane, the now Los Angeles Galaxy and Republic of Ireland striker, may have just pulled off the most incredible assist in recent memory - helping the MLS side to three points in the process.

Never say never

Taking part in the Galaxy's MLS fixture against the Vancouver Whitecaps Keane found himself in a familiar position - setting himself to unleash a shot of his own inside the opposition's penalty area with the goal at his mercy.

Just at that moment however the composure which has seen Keane net 221 goals in 525 domestic games seemed to desert the former Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, and Inter Milan forward.

Fluffing his shot horribly, Keane turned away with what must have been a feeling of frustration mixed with embarrassment as his strike shot off at an angle destined for the corner flag.

If he only he had remained calm though he could have gone down with the likes of Ronaldinho and Thierry Henry in debates across the country as to 'whether he really meant it' as his Galaxy teammate Marcelo Sarvas rescued the situation to turn Keane's horror shot into the ultimate assist.

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Taken with the biggest pinch of salt possible the Republic of Ireland captain went on to claim in the post-game interview that his assist was "the best ever" but he wasn't fooling anyone present in Vancouver.

Soon to be retired US veteran Landon Donovan had opened the scoring at the StubHub Center in the fourth minute but it will be the Keane-Sarvas link-up that will prove memorable from this August fixture. 

Galaxy on a role

The former English Premier League marksman continues to perform to a high level for the Galaxy in this his third season with the MLS franchise having registered 13 goals in just 22 appearances to date in 2014.

The Galaxy meanwhile have enjoyed a recent upturn in form with just two defeats in their last outings helping the LA franchise to fourth place in the Western Conference standings as the season approaches it's crucial final phase.

Only D.C. United and FC Dallas have better recent form that the Galaxy after their 2-0 victory over the Whitecaps this weekend and if they continue to have the same good fortune which graced Robbie Keane Sunday then they will take some stopping once the playoffs roll around.

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