Los Angeles Galaxy's Robbie Keane named MLS Player of the Week

July 21, 2015

Los Angeles Galaxy forward Robbie Keane was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week for Week 20 of the 2015 MLS season following his impressive performance against the San Jose Earthquakes Friday at StubHub Center.

The red-hot Keane recorded his second-straight hat trick in MLS play to spark a 5-2 comeback win in the California Clasico. It was the fourth hat trick of his MLS career, tying Landon Donovan and Cobi Jones for the most in Galaxy history.

Down 2-0, Keane buried a penalty kick in the 30th minute to bring the Galaxy within one. With the score tied 2-2 in the second half, the Irishman then finished a free kick from Steven Gerrard, flicking the ball past San Jose goalkeeper David Bingham to score what would be the game’s decisive goal.

Keane then scored his third goal on another penalty kick later in the game, firing a ball past the diving Earthquakes keeper to make the score 4-2.

The 2014 MLS MVP currently boasts nine goals and four assists in just 12 matches this season. With Keane on a roll, Gerrard on the roster, and the team's recent acquisition of Giovani dos Santos, this truly is an exciting period in the franchise's storied history.

Keane now has 62 career goals and 39 assists in 96 all-time MLS appearances along with 17 game-winning goals and 16 game-winning assists.

By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com and news services

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