As the Los Angeles Galaxy’s offseason marched on, Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp made no secrets about his team’s plans to try to get Robbie Keane on a loan deal to save his club from relegation to the Football League Championship.
“The MLS market is one that we’ve got to look at,” Redknapp told ESPN. “Robbie’s a good shout. He probably would be an interesting player. I haven’t spoken to him yet, no, but he would be an interesting player. He’s a good pro and he would be the ideal type to have around for sure because he would give us something.”
Other possible targets for Redknapp include LA’s Landon Donovan and Tim Cahill of the New York Red Bulls. However, Donovan is a very unlikely option at the moment.
Meanwhile, as the Los Angeles Galaxy first team continue their physical and mental recovery from a long and taxing league season, the Galaxy Academy Under-18 and Under-16 sides wrapped up their Winter Showcase run in Florida.
The Galaxy Under-18s ended their Winter Showcase with a 2-1-0 record. They opened up play with a 4-1 blowout win over the Columbus Crew Academy. Goals were scored by 2013 signing Oscar Sorto (3′), Drew Murphy (50′), Raul Mendiola (78′) and Martin Arrieta (87′).
The Under-18s followed that up with a 2-0 shutout win over the Colorado Rapids Academy, powered by goals from Sebastian Velasquez (19′) and Arrieta. However, in spite of a goal from Paul Arriola in the 11th minute against the New York Red Bulls Academy, Alex Muyl’s second-hald brace was enough to give New York a 2-1 come-from-behind victory.
As for the Under-16s, this was nothing but futility on a cold steel platter. Hugo Gutierrez scored the only goal for LA in their 1-1 draw with the Crew.
After a 3-0 shutout defeat to Colorado, New York completed the sweep of the Los Angeles Galaxy Under-16s with another 2-1 victory after going a goal down thanks to the Galaxy Under-16′s Christian Chavez 12 minutes. Goals from Brandon Tetro (14′) and Derrick Etienne (46′) gave the Red Bulls the win.
The Galaxy and Galaxy Academy will be on hiatus until Jan. 7, when all the teams return to practice at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.