LA Galaxy buy ad in Irish Times to congratulate Robbie Keane on retirement

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Robbie Keane's 18-year international career with the Republic of Ireland will come to a close Wednesday in a friendly against Oman. With the book closing on an era, Keane's club team, LA Galaxy, took out an ad to pay tribute to the legend in the Irish Times.

It's not a full-pager, but hey, there's actually some other big news going on across the pond. Anyway, the ad reads:

“Congratulations Keano! The LA Galaxy would like to congratulate Robbie Keane for all of his accomplishments in his remarkable 18-year career with the Republic of Ireland.”

The Irishman joined the Galaxy in 2011, winning three MLS Cups and taking hold of the captain's armband in 2013. He also sports the skipper armband for his country.

Keane, who turned 36 in July, hangs up his boots as Ireland's all-time leader in goals scored with with 67 and appearances with 145. Of course, he has one last chance to pad those numbers in Wednesday's friendly. Something tells us he'll be up for it.