LA Galaxy forward Robbie Keane has been named Major League Soccer's MVP after a stellar 2014 season.
The Irishman claimed the honour for the first time after holding off Seattle Sounders striker Obafemi Martins and New England midfielder Lee Nguyen, following a campaign in which recorded 19 goals and 14 assists in 29 regular-season appearances.
Keane was also a finalist for the league’s top individual accolade in 2013, but missed out on the award to Chicago Fire forward and former teammate Mike Magee.
Having notched up 53 strikes in 84 appearances since arriving in the States from Tottenham Hotspur in August 2011, there’s a clear argument to make that LA’s skipper is the league’s greatest ever import, and that reputation could be further enhanced on the weekend.
After helping his side to successive MLS Cup titles in 2011 and 2012, Keane's side are back in the final this season and set to host the New England Revolution at the Stubhub Center on Sunday, in a match which will also serve as soon-to-retire teammate Landon Donovan's farewell.