LA Galaxy agree to release Robbie Keane for internationals

The Republic of Ireland captain has announced that his parent club has agreed to allow him to travel back to Europe for the friendlies against England and Georgia
Robbie Keane has received permission from Los Angeles Galaxy which will allow him to join up with the Republic of Ireland squad for the upcoming friendly internationals with England and Georgia.

The Football Association of Ireland had previously ruled the 32-year-old striker out of the clashes, but the forward has negotiated his release for the full international break. Speaking today, Keane said “I would like to thank LA Galaxy for reconsidering their decision after further conversations between us which really means a lot to me. We have reached an agreement that will enable me to make it to the games  and I look forward to playing my part”.

Keane is Ireland's record international goalscorer, and could surpass Shay Given's 125 appearances to become Ireland's most capped player if he plays in three of the four upcoming internationals. The Boys in Green face England and Georgia in friendlies, before taking on the Faroe Islands in World Cup 2014 qualifying, finishing up with a friendly against Spain at New York's Yankee Stadium on June 11th.