Robbie Keane proved the difference on the weekend as LA Galaxy recorded their first win of the 2012 MLS season with a 3-1 home result over DC United.

The Republic of Ireland ace scored a match-winning brace with a close range finish from a Landon Donovan header right on the stroke of half-time before making it 2-0 with a fierce left-foot strike from the left side of the penalty area after being found by the Galaxy skipper.

Keane had been asked by head coach Bruce Arena to regain his confidence after missing some gilt-edged chances in the Champions League and the opening MLS game recently and he was happy to get back to his customary goalscoring ways.

"Very happy, obviously," Keane said about his first MLS double.

"I don't mind missing chances, I mind when I'm not in a position to score them. As long as I keep getting in position, I know eventually I'll score.

"I try not to let it play in your mind too much, but as you know football sometimes it can take you over. I knew as long as I keep getting into position I would score."

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