We’ve all done it before. Ask anyone; smaller/younger/’not as good as you’, to come try and take you on in order to make you feel that little bit better about your footballing ability.
It could be your little sister/brother, kids in a lower year or just someone pretty shite at the beautiful game. However, it’s not exactly every day when professional players do it, but Robbie Keane, and big Stevie G, couldn’t help but take on 30 kids.
The commentators pronunciation of Steven ‘Garrard’.
0:37 – Keane getting as shown up by an eight-year-old girl as easy as the Irishman used to in the Premier League.
0:59 – the commentator again providing the amusement. ‘Garrard’ scores the opening goal, for the commentator to go – ‘the goal from Robbie Keane’ ?. Is it really that hard to get two players out of two confused?!
2:48 – a trademark pass from Stevie G’s Liverpool days, the Englishman’s still got it.
3:53 – Keano clearly gets bored, and decides to skin eight different eight year olds.
Still, the LA Galaxy lads didn’t manage to embarrass the youngsters as much as Eden Hazard in May, at least the Belgium beat someone last season… continued below…
However, sometimes, players can be brutal to the juniors…
The poor ball boy got an absolute ‘rollocking from Torino legend, Joe Hart. Guess the ‘keeper was just furious at being a total passenger from an Andrea Pirlo free-kick special.
To be fair to the Belgium, when you’re a goal down with little over 15 minutes left, and some chap tried to mug you off, it must be bloody frustrating.
Seems like you’ve got to catch Hazard at the right opportunity. Although the ball boy was out of order for diving on the ball, the no. 10 was well out-of-line kickin’ the young fella in that fashion.
Take a look at to see if this MLS starting XI could compete in Europe?
Tim Howard – GK
There's power in that big beard of his. Howard may have had a down year in the Premier League last year, but we all know what he's capable of.
Ashley Cole – LB
Ashley Cole instantly became the best left-back in MLS when he joined from Roma in early 2016.
Jelle Van Damme – CB
Jelle Van Damme is the archetype for a center-back. Does he look like a man you want to upset?
Matt Besler – CB
Matt Besler has consistently been one of the best center-backs in MLS. He's solidified his starting spot next to Geoff Cameron on the UMSNT; no easy feat from Klinsmann's least favorite league, MLS.
Steve Birnbaum – RB
If Steve Birnbaum had his druthers, he'd be a center-back over an outside-back but MLS is short on quality right backs, so you're playing on the outside, Steve.
Ozzie Alonso – CDM
Ozzie would have gotten looks with the USMNT if US-Cuba relations had warmed up a few years earlier. He's been a stalwart in midfield since joining the Sounders in 2008, a year after he defected from Cuba.
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Giovani dos Santos – LM
We're in a Giovani dos Santos renaissance right now. He's been scoring bangers right and left for the Galaxy this year.
Darlington Nagbe – RM
Darlington Nagbe is one of the more slept on players in MLS. He's a complete midfielder; dangerous on the ball and poised without it.
Nico Lodeiro – CAM
Nico Lodeiro set MLS on fire when he arrived from Boca Juniors in July. He might just be the best player in the league.
Sebastian Giovinco – F
You won't find a craftier player than Sebastian Giovinco. The reigning MLS MVP could return to Europe at the drop of a hat if he wanted to.
Clint Dempsey – F
Wonky heartbeat notwithstanding, Clint Dempsey hasn't missed a step as he enters the twilight of his career. He's still one of the most dangerous Americans to ever take the pitch.