Robbie Keane negotiating new deal to stay in L.A. “for a few more years”


Fresh off an MLS MVP award, Robbie Keane is looking to make it not just one honor, but several in succession.

A few months after saying he doesn’t like career uncertainty, the Galaxy are sorting it out for him: Keane is negotiating a contract extension with Los Angeles.

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Keane had said he wanted his contract all set heading into what he hopes is a Euro 2016 run with Ireland, but the latest from the 34-year-old is that his club fortune lies in California.


“I hate to say never [about returning home] because you just don’t know what’s going to happen in the future,” Keane told Soccer Republic on Irish TV channel RTE during the Galaxy’s preseason visit to Crumlin Children’s Hospital in Dublin, an interview that aired publicly Monday night. “I’ve still got a year left at the Galaxy and we’re negotiating another contract at the moment, so that will keep me there for a few more years.

“Who knows? But it’s certainly not something at the moment that I’m looking at. But in the future you don’t know. After I finish playing, it is the coaching that I want to get into.”

Keane, who turns 35 in July, has never scored less than 16 goals in any of his three full MLS seasons, and is coming off a dominant 2014 that saw him score 19 goals and add 14 assists. He also netted in L.A.’s season-opening 2-0 win over Chicago.

The forward also chatted up the arrival of Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard. Get those quotes at the MLS site.