Irish striker was the difference in their the CONCACAF Champions League opener.
Robbie Keane scored both goals as LA Galaxy got their CONCACAF Champions League campaign off to a winning start with a 2-0 victory over Cartagines.
The veteran Republic of Ireland captain followed up his hat-trick in Saturday night’s 4-2 success over Real Salt Lake with two more to consign LA’s Costa Rican opponents to defeat at the StubHub Center on Tuesday.
However, you could say Keane was the recipient of good fortune for his first goal in the 66th minute. Racing onto a lofted pass from Landon Donovan, the 33-year-old shot weakly at squirm goalkeeper Wardy Alfaro but with just enough power to see the ball squirm under his under the outstretched glove and cross the line.
But it was the Galaxy skippers second in injury time that typified his excellence in the penalty area. Breaking the offside trap to meet another Donovan through ball, Keane stalled and waited for the goalkeeper to commit before casually dinking the ball into the net without having to break stride.