Chalk this up as another lousy performance for Los Angeles Galaxy captain Robbie Keane.
To be fair, I have rated worse performances for the Republic of Ireland international, but this effort was just underwhelming. Robbie; how do you let the likes of Sam Cronin find you out? Shameful, shameful, shameful. I’ve seen better from you, buddy. This was flat-out unimpressive.
And embarrassing, too. Why would you complain to the linesman about a non-call? Have you ever heard of the saying, “Get on with it?” If this was a defeat, you would get a much worse grade. You’re welcome, Keano. Now get on with it.
With that said, I turn to you, readers of this blog and the FanSided Network of sports blogs. As I said before, this was an average to below-average outing for Robbie Keane, who had a chance to leave his mark in the 19th minute of play but hit it right at San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch. That was part of what was an entertaining, but unfortunate, scoreless draw with Mark Watson’s Quakes on Sunday night at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
MLSSoccer.com” href=”http://www.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter/2013-10-20-LA-v-SJ/chalkboard” target=”_blank”>On the Opta Chalkboard, Keane had an 82 percent pass success rate on 51 touches to go with a layoff, an unsuccessful cross and a key pass. He had a shot on target and off target each, won a tackle and had two recoveries. Keane also won two fouls while losing possession on the challenge 11 times.
Even with the Galaxy clinching a spot in the postseason, the issues Keane has with the officials may result in the team’s undoing come November. He has to realize that even though this and that are on the line, you have to get on with it and stop complaining.
The issue regarding Robbie Keane heading into the rest of the October matches is that he will start on Saturday against Seattle but potentially without Landon Donovan in the lineup. Keane will need to exhibit better leadership and professionalism going forward because while his reputation on this team is strong and commendable, the endless complaining tarnishes it to the point of full-on riducule.