Reports: Keane signed, Angel to Chivas

August, 15, 2011
8/15/11
9:50
AM PT

No official word yet from the Galaxy or Chivas camps, but several media reports have Irish striker Robbie Keane signing with L.A. before Sunday night's close to Major League Soccer's summer transfer window and Colombian striker Juan Pablo Angel moving to Chivas USA in a trade.


Keane is believed to have signed a two-year contract worth about $9 million after Tottenham accepted a transfer fee from the Galaxy reported as $3 million to $6 million in English media accounts.

Angel, who had scored just three times for the Galaxy, had to be unloaded to open a Designated Player slot for Keane. The Galaxy is expected to pay most of his $1 million salary.

More details to come.

UPDATE (11:30 a.m.): The Galaxy have confirmed that they have signed Robbie Keane, who remains in England awaiting his visa. Juan Pablo Angel remains on L.A.'s roster although he did not train with the team again Monday. The Galaxy must move a DP before Keane is added to the roster, but Galaxy coach Bruce Arena said -- with a smile -- that it could be Landon Donovan or David Beckham who moves on.

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