THE ROBBIE KEANE soccer roadshow has a new accolade to stick on the dashboard.
The Irish striker has been named in the Major League Soccer team of the year after a 16-goal season that will culminate in the MLS Cup Final against Houston next month.
Keane, who also chipped in with nine assists [they love 'em Stateside] in 28 games, was selected in a front three that includes Chris Wondolowski of San Jose Earthquakes and New York’s favourite Red Bull, Thierry Henry.
Keane’s LA Galaxy teammate Landon Donovan was named in midfield for the fifth successive season.
There was no place, however, for the departing and demure David Beckham.
Sporting Kansas City midfielder Graham Zusi, who was capped by the United States for the first time this year, was a lock in midfield after contributing 15 assists and five goals to his team this year.
Zusi, Henry and Wondolowski – scorer of 27 goals this season – are vying for the league’s MVP award, which will be announced on Thursday.
MLS Best XI
Jimmy Nelsen [Sporting Kansas City]; Matt Besler [SKC], Victor Bernárdez [San Jose Earthquakes], Aurélien Collin [SKC]; Landon Donovan [LA Galaxy], Chris Pontius [DC United], Osvaldo Alonso [Seattle Sounders], Graham Zusi [SKC]; Robbie Keane [LAG], Thierry Henry [New York Red Bulls], Chris Wondolowski [SJE].