Another year, another ESPY for an LA Galaxy player.
Galaxy forward Robbie Keane took home the Best MLS Player ESPY on Wednesday night, with the 2014 MVP beating out Seattle Sounders forward Obafemi Martins, New England Revolution playmaker Lee Nguyen and New York Red Bulls striker Bradley Wright-Phillips. Keane led the Galaxy to their record fifth MLS Cup championship last year, tallying 19 goals and 14 assists in the regular season and scoring the game-winner against the Revs at Cup.
Keane’s win marks the eighth time in the 10-year history of the award that a Galaxy player has taken home the honors. Landon Donovan or David Beckham took the ESPY home every year from 2006-2012, with former New York Red Bulls Thierry Henry and Tim Cahill winning the award in 2013 and 2014 before Keane’s win on Wednesday night.
The US women’s national team also took home some hardware at Wednesday’s event, adding to their already impressive summer by notching the Best Team award at ESPN’s annual awards show. Captain Abby Wambach – who presented the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Caitlyn Jenner earlier in the evening – accepted the award for the USWNT, which beat out a group of heavyweights in the Golden State Warriors, Chicago Blackhawks, New England Patriots, the Ohio State University football team and the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team.
While Wambach accepted the award, she was far from the only USWNT in attendance in LA on Wednesday, with nearly the entire 23-woman roster on hand for the festivities.