After five years, Robbie Keane's time at LA Galaxy has come to an end. Keane won three MLS Cups and scored more than 100 goals for the club.
Along with some great moments on the pitch, he also had plenty of memorable ones off it.
"I don’t know who makes these fucking stupid decisions"
Forced to play a game in the baking Chicago heat one June. Robbie did not hold back questioning MLS bosses regarding the decision to play the game in the middle of the day.
I don’t know who makes these fucking stupid decisions. Play a fucking game at three o’clock in the afternoon. Who wants to watch that crap? Do you? I don’t want to watch that crap.
These people who haven’t got a clue about soccer make these decisions when we play a game. Why not play at eight o’clock? It wasn’t on national television. It’s so stupid. They need to look at these games and use their head and be clever.
No player wants to play in that humidity. Everyone was affected by the heat. Why would you want to play at three o’clock in the afternoon? On the hottest day of the year so far here in Chicago, knowing it is going to be that hot. And you can’t blame the Kings-Hawks game because you didn’t know that was going to happen until two days ago.
This is absolutely ridiculous. We have to stop. We have to listen to the players instead of listening to people who have never kicked a soccer ball in their whole life.
"Give it back to the farmer, he can put his cows back on it"
After a pre-season game against Colorado, Robbie had some complaints about the pitch.
He told the interviewer that the field could be returned to the farmer so that he could put his herd back to pasture.
"Jesus, you’re trying to kill me here, we just won the championship"
Robbie had just scored the winner for LA Galaxy in the 2014 MLS Cup Final against New England Revolution. Despite this, in the post-match press conference, he was still asked about one of his misses during the game.
He was quick to knock the question back.
I only missed one chance, so, it wasn’t that bad. Jesus, you’re trying to kill me here, we just won the championship and [I] scored the winning goal. You’re on about the miss I made.
Barack Obama hails his 'cousin' Robbie Keane
After winning his first MLS Cup, Keane and the Galaxy visited the White House. While there, Keane was hailed by his 'cousin' Barack Obama.
Robbie is the all-time leading scorer of the Irish national team – a cousin of mine.
Robbie arrived halfway through last season. He scored his first goal in the first 21 minutes of his first game. His teammates were so happy to have him that they filled his locker room with what they call the pleasures of Ireland: Baileys and Irish Spring.
Hopefully Robbie’s broadened their horizons since then.
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— Brian Straus (@BrianStraus) November 18, 2016