30 May 2016

Los Angeles Galaxy star, Giovani dos Santos says his team mate Robbie Keane is very important for the success of the club. The 35-year old Keane returned from injury to net a brace for The Galaxy over the weekend.

“Robbie is very important for us, for the club. He's a great player,” dos Santos said in an interview.

“I think the chemistry between me and him is getting better every game and for me, it's always a pleasure to play with him,” the player said. "We seem to be so lucky when he is in the team, and on top form - I just wish I could be so lucky when I play games on as well!"

Robbie Keane made his scoring return for LA Galaxy ahead of Ireland's Euro 2016 campaign, where he is expected to make major impact. Keane was firing on all cylinders on his return from knee surgery on Sunday.

The Irish international had a brace in the 4-2 victory over New England Revolution. He combined well with team mate Gyasi Zardes who provided the assists.

“It feels like at the moment that we're getting people back and then someone is missing through suspension or injury,” Keane told reporters after the home victory.

“Come July, hopefully we get everybody back together, everybody fit and healthy, and I think you'll see a stronger, stronger team,” he added.

The Galaxy started with a 3-0 lead in the first half. Keane opened the goal scoring on the 13th minute and added another in the 45th, while Giovani dos Santos tallied in between in a dominant display.

The other half was a tighter affair, however, with Steven Gerrard netting in injury time to complete the scoring after New England, winless in six games, had battled back through Kelyn Rowe and Juan Agudelo goals after the break.

Los Angeles remain undefeated in seven games and are riding high with their veteran striker back to lead the attack.