Former Liverpool midfielder, Steven Gerrard, marked his MLS debut with a goal and an assist in La Galaxy’s 5-2 win over San Jose Earthquakes.
Gerrard featured in two non-league matches earlier this week. Keane’s 30th-minute penalty kick and Gerrard’s debut goal seven minutes later left the score tied 2-2 at halftime.
Though in a new country with a new club, Gerrard hasn’t forgotten about his childhood club. Husidic then played a cross to Keane, who buried his shot.
While Robbie Keane was the real hero for Galaxy, scoring a hat-trick, Gerrard stole the headlines for his captivating performance. Imagine what it’ll be like when they’re back and Giovani Dos Santos is in the lineup.
“We had that chemistry at Liverpool”. His first goal came in the 22nd minute when he netted the ball at the mouth of the goal off of misdirection on a free kick.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) – Steven Gerrard pounded home his first MLS goal and sprinted to the corner, sliding on his knees and spreading his arms in triumph while the LA Galaxy’s sellout crowd roared.
“The first 45 minutes were good”. Los Angeles has now scored 20 goals in their last five games. “In the second half, we had a pretty solid half”. “But, it showed that the team was able to fight, and we had a lot of fight”. Obviously two very good players and this is why we have Stevie Gerrard here. “Robbie’s on the same wavelength, he’s a very intelligent player”. He’s the MVP [in MLS].
“For me, it’s quite easy to connect, because I know where he’s going to be”. When I met Bruce and Chris back in the winter, they said this was the number one game to get myself ready for.
On Friday night I experienced my first Major League Soccer match at LA Galaxy’s StubHub Center stadium. I’m really happy sitting here.
“It was very pleasing to get off the mark”.
Gerrard said he was reveling in the resumption of his partnership with former Liverpool team-mate Keane. “I don’t want to give too much away for tomorrow but I’ll be ready to play in whatever position the manager asks me to play”.
“I was determined not to become a squad player”.
“I didn’t feel my best to be honest with you, I was getting sick all day today at home”, Keane recalled.