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LA Galaxy Roundup: Zardes Injured, De Jong Exits LA, Keano’s Curtain Call

Dublin , Ireland - 31 August 2016; Robbie Keane of Republic of Ireland, with his two sons Robert and Hudson, following the Three International Friendly game between the Republic of Ireland and Oman at the Aviva Stadium in Lansdowne Road, Dublin. (Photo By David Maher/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

In today’s LA Galaxy Roundup, a couple of players will be out of commission. One is lost to the transfer window, the other is lost to injury. We start this roundup with some news regarding Gyasi Zardes. He is out injured to to a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot. From Adam Serrano…

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Monday, Aug. 29, 2016) – The LA Galaxy announced today forward Gyasi Zardes will miss the remainder of the 2016 MLS regular season due to a broken fifth metatarsal in his right foot. Zardes suffered the injury Saturday during the Galaxy’s 0-0 draw against Vancouver Whitecaps FC. This year, Zardes made 19 appearances in MLS play, scoring six goals and adding five assists, including two game-winning goals and three game-winning assists. In his LA Galaxy career, the Hawthorne product has scored 32 goals and recorded 15 assists.

Robbie Keane retired from the Republic of Ireland national team with his 68th and last international goal in a 4-0 win for the Boys in Green over Oman.

Robbie Keane capped his international career with a goal in his 146th and final appearance for the Republic of Ireland on Wednesday. Keane went 56 minutes and notched his 68th international goal in the Republic of Ireland’s 4-0 victory over Oman in Dublin. Keane’s goal pulled Ireland’s all-time leading goal scorer level with German soccer legend Gerd Müller for 14th place among international soccer’s all-time leading goal scorers. Robbie Brady tallied a goal and Jonathan Walters had a brace to round out the scoring for the Republic of Ireland. 

Finally, Nigel de Jong has left the Galaxy after just over half a season with the club. The big Dutch defender has joined Turkish Super Lig powers Galatasaray.

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“We thank Nigel for his contributions to the Galaxy this season,” said Galaxy manager Bruce Arena. “He has been a fantastic member of the LA Galaxy and we wish him the best of luck with Galatasaray.”

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