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Robbie Keane and the LA Galaxy got suited and booted for a reception with President Higgins today

The Ireland captain and his team-mates were welcomed to the Aras with fitting speech from President Higgins.
Feb 18th 2015, 9:30 PM 15,379 17

THE LA GALAXY are no strangers to presidential appointments.

As MLS champions, Robbie Keane and his Hollywood team-mates have been hosted by US President Barack Obama three times in the last four years.

This afternoon, they swapped the White House for Áras an Uachtaráin and a reception with President Michael D Higgins — who welcomed Bruce Arena’s men and sang the praises of their captain.

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They seemed pretty excited:



Keane did the honours and introduced the President to the rest of his team-mates:

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Robbie Keane introduces President Michael D Higgins to the LA Galaxy team 18/2/2015 Source: James Crombie/INPHO

There was a special word for coach Arena:

Michael D Higgins, LA Galaxy's Robbie Keane and manager Bruce Arena 18/2/2015 Source: James Crombie/INPHO

They even brought an LA Galaxy jersey as a gift, though it looks like the club shop must have been sold out of the “Higgins 9″ shirt.

Source: James Crombie/INPHO

President Michael D Higgins and Robbie Keane Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Obviously they’re a lot more popular than “Barack 1″ out in LA:

Source: AP/Press Association Images

Robbie Keane and the LA Galaxy have made a generous donation to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital

How many of these Irish international footballers from the 00s can you remember?

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