Monday, July 9, 2012

Day 312 - Robbie Keane

Day 312 - Robbie Keane, originally uploaded by Mikey Brick.

July 8, 2012. The Chicago Fire hosted the LA Galaxy, who didn't have David Beckham for the match and didn't start Landon Donovan, but they did have Irish star Robbie Keane in for the full match, and he scored two goals - the only two goals of the match. This is Keane gathering the ball, brought downfield by Landon Donovan, to score his second goal. His first goal was scored on a penalty kick that bounced in off of the right goal post. While I certainly appreciate seeing stuff like this from him wearing a green jersey for Ireland, I'd rather it not happen against my team. Then again, what really shouldn't have happened is a foul committed in the penalty box, and a lazy pass in front of Donovan, who knows how to create opportunities and keeps looking for them until the game is over. He stole the ball from the Fire in LA's half that we see here on Keane's foot. His efforts are also appreciated in his national jersey, the USA, but a Galaxy jersey can't have my cheers.

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