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Robbie Keane finishes 1st in 2013 MLS Match Impact Rating

LA Galaxy forward Robbie Keane has finished first in the 2013 standings of the MLS Match Impact Rating. Keane had very close competition from RSL's Javier Morales.

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

LA Galaxy captain Robbie Keane didn't play every match this season but certainly made his presence felt when he did, finishing the season with a league best 54.5 in Match Impact Rating. Like last season when Landon Donovan and Thierry Henry went down to the wire in MIR, Keane had stiff competition from Javier Morales this season. Morales finished with a MIR of 54. Camilo, who finished first in the 2013 MLS Striker Index, turned in a very good 49.6 MIR and was third overall.

Here's the final Top 10 in MIR this season (minimum 1530 minutes played):

MLS 2013 Leaders
Player Team MIR PTS/90
Robbie Keane LAG 54.5 1.23
Javier Morales RSL 54 0.71
Camilo Sanvezzo VAN 49.6 1.04
Landon Donovan LAG 47 0.91
Diego Valeri POR 46.8 0.91
Fabian Espindola NY 42.9 0.48
Mike Magee CHI 42.2 0.87
Darlington Nagbe POR 42 0.68
David Ferreira DAL 41.9 0.45
Blas Perez DAL 41.7 0.62

The Galaxy, Portland Timbers and FC Dallas all finished with two players in the Top 10 of the MIR leaderboard. FC Dallas missed the playoffs despite the efforts of Ferreira and Perez as they conceded the third most goals of any MLS team. The Timbers also had Ryan Johnson (#15, 38.7) and Will Johnson (#23, 33.3) in the Top 25. Sporting Kansas City didn't have one player in the Top 10 but had four in the Top 25 (#12 CJ Sapong, 40.1, #13 Graham Zusi, 39.2, #22 Benny Feilhaber, 33.7, #24 Claudio Bieler, 33.2). Supporters' Shield winner New York Red Bulls also had Tim Cahill (#14, 39) and Thierry Henry (#27, 32.8) in the Top 30. The Galaxy will need Keane and Donovan in their best form in the MLS Playoffs as there was a big drop until Marcelo Sarvas (#56, 25.6) and Gyasi Zardes (#63, 23.7) show up in the standings. It should be noted that Sarvas had a good season for a midfielder.

Let's take a look at who led the league in the categories which go into MIR.

Scoring Chance Percentage (min. 10 goals): Landon Donovan, Galaxy, 26.3%
Points Per 90 Minutes: Robbie Keane, Galaxy, 1.23
Shots Per 90 Minutes: Camilo Sanvezzo, Whitecaps, 4.6
Shots on Goal Per 90 Minutes: Camilo Sanvezzo, Whitecaps, 2.05
Fewest Fouls Committed Per 90 Minutes: Darlington Nagbe, Timbers, 0.25
Most Fouls Committed Per 90 Minutes: Tim Cahill, Red Bulls, 3.1
Most Fouls Suffered Per 90 Minutes: Javier Morales, RSL, 3.08
Fewest Fouls Suffered Per 90 Minutes: Andrew Driver, Dynamo, 0.48
Most Offside Per 90 Minutes: Marco Di Vaio, Impact, 2.56

Here's a look at the top player for each team (MIR rank in brackets):

Chicago Fire: Mike Magee, 42.2 (6)

Chivas USA: Eric Avila, 28 (43)

Colorado Rapids: Dillon Powers, 37.4 (16)

Columbus Crew: Dominic Oduro, 38.4 (15)

D.C. United: Chris Pontius, 31.4 (28)

FC Dallas: David Ferreira, 41.9 (8)

Houston DynamoBoniek Garcia, 31.3 (30)

LA Galaxy: Robbie Keane, 54.5 (1)

Montreal ImpactFelipe Martins, 36.5 (18)

New England Revolution: Diego Fagundez, 32.9 (24)

New York Red Bulls: Fabian Espindola, 42.9 (5)

Philadelphia Union: Sebastien Le Toux, 30.6 (34)

Portland Timbers: Diego Valeri, 46.8 (4)

Real Salt Lake: Javier Morales, 44.3 (7)

San Jose Earthquakes: Shea Salinas, 28.3 (41)

Seattle Sounders: Eddie Johnson, 36.8 (17)

Sporting Kansas City: CJ Sapong, 40.1 (12)

Toronto FC: Jonathan Osorio, 29.9 (39)

Vancouver Whitecaps: Camilo Sanvezzo 49.6 (3)