By RYAN TOLMICH
Despite his inclusion in the ongoing MLS Cup Playoffs, the Republic of Ireland are set to take on both Scotland and the U.S. Men’s National Team with their captain leading the charge.
Robbie Keane was one of 27 players called up to Ireland’s roster Monday ahead of a Euro qualifier against Scotland and a friendly against the U.S., which are set for Nov. 14 and 18, respectively. Ireland, who are currently 61st in the FIFA rankings, are set to convene for the team’s first training session Tuesday morning.
The 34-year-old forward has scored 65 goals in 135 international appearances while also adding 19 goals and 14 assists for the LA Galaxy this season.
Joining Keane on the roster are a slew of Premier League regulars, including Southampton’s Shane Long, Stoke City’s Jon Walters and Everton’s Seamus Coleman, James McCarthy, Aiden McGeady and Darron Gibson.
Have a closer look at the Ireland roster below:
GOALKEEPERS: David Forde, Shay Given, Rob Elliot, Darren Randolph
DEFENDERS: Richard Keogh, Seamus Coleman, Cyrus Christie, John O’Shea, Alex Pearce
MIDFIELDERS: James McCarthy, Jeff Hendrick, Ciaran Clark, Stephen Ward, Darron Gibson, Aiden McGeady, Anthony Pilkington, James McClean, Robbie Brady, Stephen Quinn, David Meyler
FORWARDS: Robbie Keane, Shane Long, Daryl Murphy, David McGoldrick, Jon Walters, Kevin Doyle, Anthony Stokes
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