Keane notched his second straight hat-trick in MLS play in the Galaxy’s 5-2 win over the San Jose Earthquakes on Friday night, which included the MLS debut of former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard. The forward now has nine goals scored on the season, tied for fourth in MLS. The four career hat-tricks tie former LA Galaxy players Landon Donovan and Cobi Jones for most recorded hat-tricks in LA Galaxy history.
After falling behind early 2-0, Keane started the comeback in the 30th minute after Gerrard earned a penalty inside the box. The Irish International stepped up to the spot and calmly placed the ball into the bottom right corner. Gerrard then went on to notch his first MLS goal to level the score at 2-2 in the 37th minute.
After Bingham tripped LA midfielder Baggio Husidic inside the box, the reigning league MVP buried his second penalty kick to complete the hat-trick in the 80th minute.
The LA Galaxy return to MLS action Saturday night when they travel to BBVA Compass Stadium to take on the Houston Dynamo at 9:00 p.m. ET (MLS LIVE).