Robbie Keane is now pretty much the main man with LA Galaxy. David Beckham has departed for Paris and Landon Donovan returns with uncertainties regarding his future in the game.
This prompted AOL Sporting News writer Brian Strauss to pen a profile of Ireland's most prolific striker.
I think we can all agree that the headline is an absolute cracker but article itself also contains some notable lines:
Despite his fame, wealth and legendary status among soccer fans in London and now Los Angeles, Keane doesn’t seem to have changed that much from the kid who grew up “in the back streets of Dublin.”
There is a ruthless and appealing simplicity to both his game and his character. He suffers no fools and instinctively cuts through the clutter.
Keane is a more robust, old-school personality. He adds a blue-collar touch to American soccer’s most glamorous team.
Magee [teammate of Keane] said Keane’s determination on the field and his lack of interest in someone’s status off of it make him an ideal leader.
“Whether he’s talking to the pope or a rookie or a gangbanger or Barack Obama or a media guy, it’s all going to be the same thing. You’re just going to be talking to Robbie Keane,” Magee said. “And he’s not far away from being the best forward in the world. It’s not a far-fetched statement.”