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Saturday 3 December 2016

Robbie hits second Galaxy goal on return from Euros

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An early strike from Irish international Robbie Keane secured Los Angeles Galaxy's 1-0 away win against the Seattle Sounders in Major League Soccer on Saturday.

Galaxy forward Gyasi Zardes found Keane with a low cross in the 15th minute. Keane slid to flick a shot off the crossbar and in for only the second road win for Los Angeles in the current campaign.

"It's always difficult when you play away from home," said Keane, who scored his sixth of the season and second in two games since returning from his stint with Ireland at Euro 2016.

"It was very important we got the three points. We dug deep. It wasn't the prettiest game."

The Sounders, who are in last place in the Western Conference, had chances to equalize in the second-half. In the 53rd minute, Galaxy defender AJ DeLaGarza got to the goal line in time to block an attempt from Seattle's Jordan Morris.

Seattle forward Clint Dempsey was stopped by Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe in the 76th minute and Dempsey hit the post from close range in the 82nd minute.

Meanwhile, Kevin Doyle and his Colorado Rapids side extended their unbeaten streak to 12 games with a 2-2 draw at Vancouver Whitecaps.

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