Deal done: Galaxy sign striker Robbie Keane

The dance is done.

The Galaxy confirmed today they have signed Tottenham Hotspur striker Robbie Keane on a two-year deal ending a weekend (or so) worth of speculation.

Tweeted Galaxy exec Tom Payne:

The Galaxy have acquired Robbie Keane! I hope all Galaxy fans will be excited by this news. We needed a forward and our company came thru!

No confirmation yet on whether Juan Pablo Angel is being shipped to Chivas USA or elsewhere to make room for Keane on the roster.

I’m heading out to Galaxy training this morning and will have more later.


*Terms of Keane’s contract, including duration, were not announced by the Galaxy today.

*The earliest Keane could see action is Saturday’s home game against the San Jose Earthquakes, but that depends on the timing of his paperwork.

*When Keane is added to the roster, the Galaxy will have to make a roster move, but it appears that will happen sooner rather than later anyway; Angel did not train with the Galaxy today. The transfer deadline to move within MLS is Aug. 30.

*The Galaxy agreed contract terms with Keane shortly before the close of the 8:59 p.m. Pacific Sunday close of the transfer window, although just how close it was to the deadline is unclear.

*Staff Writer Larry Morgan will have more on the move for Keane in Tuesday’s editions and I will too in an accompanying column that also previews Tuesday’s CONCACAF Champions League game.

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  • kingsnake


    The only important questions are 1) will Keane be in uniform this weekend, and if so 2) will he start?

  • kingsnake

    Galaxy, make that paperwork happen!

  • studs down

    further questions:

    a – will he pull a Beckham and disappear half the time on loans?
    b – is he eligible to play in the CCL?
    c – will he wear the #9 jersey?
    d – will Galaxy introduce a 4th green jersey?

  • kingsnake

    Robbie Keane is about the team, not himself, so need to worry about him buggering off to play testimonials, or to attend his singer wife’s fashion shows, or any of that “important” stuff …