Los Angeles Galaxy striker Robbie Keane was fittingly on the scoresheet once again as the Major League Soccer season kicked off this past weekend. The former Tottenham Hotspur striker was the club’s pinnacle figure in last season’s championship run, and carried his good form into the new season as the league got under way.
The Galaxy ran out 4-0 winners over the Chicago Fire, with attacker Mike Magee picking up a season opening hat trick. Despite winning last season’s MLS Cup, the Galaxy are a much weakened side, with Landon Donovan currently on leave and David Beckham no longer a part of Major League Soccer. Beckham made a high profile departure following his most recent MLS Cup, choosing to sign for French outfit Paris St. Germain in Ligue 1.
Keane is now tasked with providing most of the star power in southern California, and is joined by a host of former Premier League players as the new MLS season kicks off. The Portland Timbers completed the signing of former Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre over the summer, with former Liverpool defender Djimi Traore joining the Seattle Sounders.