LA Galaxy's Robbie Keane: There's a good chance I'm able to play in the SuperClasico
The LA Galaxy captain, who missed Wednesday’s 4-1 win over D.C. United with what he said was an adductor strain sustained in last weekend’s victory over Vancouver, said he felt fine after Saturday morning’s training session at StubHub Center.
"We just have to see how it reacts today and tomorrow, see what it’s like tomorrow," Keane said. "It’s not 100 percent I’ll be involved tomorrow, but there’s a good chance I could be able. Whether I start or not will be something that we have to see.
"It feels OK, but whether it’s good enough to start or, more precaution than anything else, maybe it could be in reserve. But we have to see how it reacts today."
"Gyasi and I are still working out some kinks," Gordon said. "I don’t think that we were as close to being in sync as we can be moving forward, but the offense is clicking is [what’s important]. ... I think the reason it worked out the first time is because we’re both hard-workers, and with that comes a lot of different looks, and that confuses the [defense]."
Keane, who never wants to leave the field, liked the Zardes-Gordon pairing.
"I don’t really like watching games -- you want to be involved as much as you can, and I love playing -- so soon as we had that first goal, I was more relaxed," he said. "And as the game went on, it was certainly evident we were going to get a result, so it wasn’t too bad [as a spectator]."
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Keane said he’ll "certainly be ready" for Ireland’s Euro 2016 qualifier next weekend at Georgia, which will keep him out of LA’s home game Friday night against Colorado. The Irish also have a friendly Wednesday in Dublin against Oman.
Midfielder Stefan Ishizaki, who has missed the last two games with a toe injury, says he’s "day to day" and that "if everything feels good, I might be in the 18." He was going to be evaluated later Saturday.
Robbie Rogers came off the bench against D.C. United in his return from a quadriceps injury and could be back in the lineup Sunday.
Forward Rob Friend, who hasn't played since last month's friendly with Manchester United, has completed the post-concussion protocol, Arena said, and could be available again soon. James Riley, who tore a meniscus in March, began training again last week and could be in the mix sometime next month.