Robbie Keane dedicates goal to drowned Irish fan James Nolan | inside World Soccer

Los Angeles Galaxy striker Robbie Keane marked his return from Euro 2012 with a goal and a tribute to tragic Irish fan James Nolan, who lost his life in Poland at the weekend.

LA Galaxy player Robbie Keane holds up a jersey with 'RIP James Nolan' printed on the back
LA Galaxy player Robbie Keane holds up a jersey with 'RIP James Nolan' printed on the back

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Keane returned from Euro 2012, where his Republic of Ireland crashed out at the group stages without a point, and looked determined to somehow make up for Ireland's elimination on an MLS pitch.

With Galaxy leading 1-0 against Vancouver Whitecaps, Keane dribbled through Lee Young-Pyo, Martín Bonjour and Gershon Koffie on the left and slotted home past a helpless Joe Cannon.

After his goal, Keane ran to the sidelines and pulled out a Galaxy jersey with "RIP James Nolan" printed on the back of it.

Nolan was an Irish fan who went missing on Sunday night as his friends prepared to return to Poznań for Ireland's game with Italy on Monday evening.

The 21-year-old's body was later found in the local river in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz on Wednesday and formally identified by his family who traveled from Wicklow.



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