Robbie Keane scores on LA Galaxy debut from David Beckham pass

21 August 2011 09:32
Robbie Keane struck on his debut for Los Angeles Galaxy.[LNB]The Republic of Ireland captain, who arrived last week after sealing his ?3.5million exit from Tottenham, latched on to a pass from David Beckham to open the scoring in the 2-0 victory over San Jose Earthquakes.[LNB] You're Keane: David Beckham mobs Robbie after his goal[LNB]He said: 'It couldn't have gone better for me. When you come to a new team, it's always good to get the first goal. When you go a few games without a goal, it starts to play on your mind.'[LNB]Keane, who was watched by his wide Claudine, impressed in front of the 27,000 crowd at the Home Depot Centre before being substituted to a standing ovation in the 71st minute.[LNB]The 31-year-old ws praised by Beckham, who said: 'I knew he was going to be running, and I knew where to put it.[LNB]'He's a player who knows where to run, and if you're on the same wavelength as him, you've got a real good chance. He's always going to make good runs, and it's up to us to find him.'[LNB] Eye-catching display: Claudine watched her husband in action in California[LNB]Galaxy coach Bruce Arena added: 'We're elated with Robbie. I think he had a great 70 minutes tonight, and he's going to have a lot more.[LNB]'I know Robbie's fitness isn't perhaps where he wants it to be, but he's a fit athlete. When he gets two or three games under his belt, he's going to be fine.'[LNB]According the Arena, the only drawback of Keane's debut was his somersault celebration. He joked: 'When he was younger, he used to elevate a little more.'[LNB]The victory, which was sealed by Mike Magee's late goal, increases Galaxy's lead to six points in the Western Conference. [LNB] Party time: Keane performs a cartwheel after his strike[LNB] Robbie Keane set for LA Galaxy debut alongside David BeckhamLA Galaxy confirm Keane has signed from Spurs on two-year deal Club-by-club guide to all the Barclays Premier League summer transfers[LNB]

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