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Robbie Keane now will be available to face England at Wembley

The La Galaxy will release the country’s record goal-scorer.

Robbie Keane.
Robbie Keane.
Image: INPHO/Donall Farmer

ROBBIE KEANE WILL now be released by the LA Galaxy for game with England next week.

The MLS franchise had indicated yesterday that they were unprepared to release the Dubliner but Keane has now managed to negotiate a deal with his employers.

“I would like to thank LA Galaxy for reconsidering their decision after further conversations between us which really means a lot,” Keane said in a statement. “We have reached an agreement that will enable me to make it to the games and I look forward to playing my part.”

The LA Galaxy striker, who last played for Ireland in the 0-0 with Sweden back in March, was last week named in Giovanni Trapattoni’s 28-man squad for four upcoming international fixtures.

Having missed three club games through injury, Keane scored on his comeback to the Galaxy starting line-up as they defeated Philadephia Union 4-1. He has since got another 90 minutes under his belt against New York Red Bulls and looked set to lead Ireland out at Wembley in a week’s timebefore the friendly with Georgia in Dublin on 2 June.

The Galaxy had said they would release the striker ahead of the World Cup qualifier with the Faroes Islands on 7 June. Ireland then travel to New York to take on Spain at Yankee Stadium four days later.

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