/ Soccer

Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane named in Major League Soccer team of the season

Updated: Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 16:01 | Comments

Robbie Keane helped the LA Galaxy to the MLS Cup final, scoring 16 goals in 28 regular season games and five goals in five play-off games
Robbie Keane helped the LA Galaxy to the MLS Cup final, scoring 16 goals in 28 regular season games and five goals in five play-off games

Audio

Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane joined former French international Thierry Henry in being selected for Major League Soccer's (MLS) Best XI for the 2012 season.

Keane, who plays alongside David Beckham for LA Galaxy, was named in the 11-man team for the first time while New York Red Bulls striker Henry earned his second selection.

Henry was also among three players shortlisted for the MLS Most Valuable Player award, to be announced on Thursday.

Beckham, who will leave the MLS after Saturday's Cup final against Houston, did not make the team.

MLS Best XI

Goalkeeper: Jimmy Nielsen (Sporting Kansas City)

Defenders: Victor Bernadez (San Jose Earthquakes), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Aurelien Collin (Sporting Kansas City)

Midfielders: Osvaldo Alonso (Seattle Sounders), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Chris Pontius (D.C. United), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

Forwards: Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls), Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

User contributions and/or comments do not, unless specifically stated, represent the views of RTÉ.ie or RTÉ.
Click here for Terms of use
Live!