Galaxy striker Robbie Keane receives visa, arrives in LA Thursday

Robbie Keane received his visa today and flies into LAX Thursday.

On Friday he will train with the team for the first time and be introduced to the media at a Home Depot Center press conference.

The former Tottenham Hotspur striker agreed terms with the Galaxy Monday. Keane, who will wear jersey number 14 and replaces Juan Pablo Angel as the focal point of the Galaxy attack, will likely make his debut Saturday in Carson against the San Jose Earthquakes.

From the Galaxy press release:

The Galaxy’s third Designated Player joining David Beckham and Landon Donovan, Keane is tied for 10th all-time in goals scored in the Premier League, scoring 123 goals in the league while playing for Coventry City, Leeds United, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham.

A member of Ireland’s squad at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, Keane also spent time playing in Italy with Inter Milan and in Scotland, on loan to Celtic in 2010, scoring 16 goals in 19 games in all competitions for the club. The 31-year-old has scored more then 250 career goals for both club and country during a near 15-year professional career that began with Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1997 at the age of 17.

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  • kingsnake

    Prise Jeebus! And in time to make fantasy moves before the deadline …

  • studs down

    glad he’s not going to wear #9 while Angel is just down the hall

  • Amberson

    Looking forward to seeing Keane’s MLS debut against San Jose. Perhaps he’ll come on as a sub and play the last 30 minutes.