Robbie Keane led LA Galaxy in Match Impact Rating in draw vs. Whitecaps

Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Robbie Keane was very active in the LA Galaxy's 2-2 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, taking five shots and scoring a goal. Keane edged Galaxy midfielder Stefan Ishizaki, who also scored, in Match Impact Rating.

Robbie Keane had the LA Galaxy ahead of the Vancouver Whitecaps in BC Place late in the match on Saturday before the familiar foe showed up yet again: the goal allowed in the final 15 minutes that ruins everything. Kekuta Manneh's stunner from outside the penalty area in the 86th minute notched the match at two goals apiece and that's how the match ended.

Keane led the Galaxy in Match Impact Rating with a 66 for a solid performance with a goal, five shots (three on target), two fouls committed and three drawn in 90 minutes. Keane barely edged Stefan Ishizaki who turned in a 62.8 in 72 minutes of action. Foreign Wide Midfielder's strong play of late continued with a goal on his only attempt of the match (a powerful header to conclude a great team build-up), he also committed one foul. Ishi has a three match point streak (two goals, assist) going and has turned in a MIR of at least 45 in his past three appearances.

On both Galaxy goals, it was a team effort rather than individual brilliance which made for the result. On Keane's goal, a backpass outside the area to Omar Gonzalez allowed him to swing a ball into the area finding second half sub Rob Friend, who headed the ball down into Keane's path. Keane made no mistake with his finish. Friend did not play long enough to generate an accurate MIR. Gonzalez finished with a MIR of 30.

Here's a look at the Keane goal:


On Ishi's goal, it seemed like more than half the side was involved in the build-up, but it was Dan Gargan's long pass which found Baggio Husidic in the area. Husidic then made a great play to send a header from the endline back to the middle of the area where a wide open Ishizaki could score. Gargan also took a shot and suffered a foul for a MIR of 40, his second highest MIR of the season. Husidic took two shots in his 72 minutes of action and committed a foul which drew a yellow card for a MIR of 36.7.

Here's a look at the Ishizaki goal:


X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join LAG Confidential

You must be a member of LAG Confidential to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at LAG Confidential. You should read them.

Join LAG Confidential

You must be a member of LAG Confidential to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at LAG Confidential. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker