Robbie Keane Beats Obafemi Martins To MLS MVP Award

Republic of Ireland striker, Robbie Keane, has been named Major League Soccer 2014 Volkswagen Most Valuable Player after he had a brilliant season in which … Continue reading Robbie Keane Beats Obafemi Martins To MLS MVP Award


Obafemi MartinsRepublic of Ireland striker, Robbie Keane, has been named Major League Soccer 2014 Volkswagen Most Valuable Player after he had a brilliant season in which he led LA Galaxy to the MLS cup final.

Keane 34, had a fantastic season and scored 19 goals and gave 14 assists contributing to half of his team’s 69 goals making them the league’s most potent club moving forward

The former Tottenham striker is used to success in LA. Since his arrival in 2011 he has won two titles with the Galaxy – and could win a third as LA Galaxy prepare for the cup final against Revolution.

He is the third LA Galaxy player to be named MLS MVP after Carlos Ruiz in 2002 and Landon Donovan in 2009.

Lee Nguyen of New England Revolution and the Seattle Sounders and Nigeria’s Obafemi Martins were the other finalists for the award.

DC United’s Bill Hamid was named goalkeeper of the season ahead of Nick Rimando, the choice of many MLS fans. Pedro Morales of the Vancouver Whitecaps was named newcomer of the year.

According to Lagalaxy.com, Robbie Keane has scored 53 goals and added 35 assists in 84 MLS appearances, with 15 game-winning goals and assists apiece. In postseason matches, he has scored eight times and added six assists in just 16 appearances while leading the Galaxy to MLS Cup titles in 2011 and 2012. He has been named to the MLS Best XI three consecutive times and an MLS All-Star for two straight seasons.