Robbie Keane wins Major League Soccer MVP award

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Republic of Ireland striker, Robbie Keane has picked up Major League Soccer’s coveted award – “Most Valuable Player”.

The 34-year-old striker has captained L.A. Galaxy to the Western Conference Title and helped his side reach the MLS Cup Final on Sunday. The former Spurs man has bagged an impressive 20 goals in 33 appearances for the American outfit.

Seattle Sounders FC striker Obafemi Martins was second and Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen third in the race for the prize.

The Irishman has scored 61 goals and provided 41 assists in 100 MLS and play-off appearances, and led the side to MLS Cup titles in 2011 and 2012.

Keane has revealed his plans to play for another 4 years after speaking to BBC Sport.

“When you love something, you look forward to waking up. When you hate something, you’re not looking forward to going into work regardless of whether that’s football or a nine-to-five job. If you don’t love what you do then the battle is gone.

“The last couple of years, I’ve been struggling with an Achilles problems and after the operation a year ago, I was rehabbing every day for six weeks before pre-season.

“It’s been a long year, but it’s been worth it. I had been waking up in the mornings and I could hardly walk and it took me ages to get going in training. But since the operation, I feel great.”

Ready to continue playing till he is 38, will Keane be able to keep up his level of performance at that age?