Keane’s double powers Galaxy past ‘Quakes

Updated: September 1, 2013

Carson, CA (Sports Network) – Robbie Keane scored on either side of
the interval on Saturday as the Los Angeles Galaxy rolled to a 3-0 drubbing of
the San Jose Earthquakes at StubHub Center in the latest edition of the
California Classico.

Just three days after signing a lucrative multi-year contract extension with
the Galaxy, Landon Donovan put the home side a goal to the good in the 26th
minute when he ran onto a nice over-the-top ball from Keane, rounded San Jose
goalkeeper Jon Busch and slotted it home.

The hosts made it 2-0 two minutes before the break when Gyasi Zardes was
dragged down from behind by Earthquakes defender Steven Beitashour, resulting
in a penalty kick.

Keane stepped up and calmly fired it past Busch to put the defending champions
up by two heading into the second half.

After the break, the Galaxy kept coming in waves and finally put the result to
bed in the 67th minute when Keane bagged his second of the match to secure
three points.

The result lifts the Galaxy to 43 points on the season, five behind Real Salt
Lake for the highest total in the league, while San Jose remains on 34 points.