United States Major League Soccer
LA Galaxy4Toronto FC0

LA Galaxy 4-0 Toronto FC

Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard's debut could come on Saturday, 18 July against San Jose Earthquakes

New LA Galaxy signing Steven Gerrard was introduced to the crowd at half-time against Toronto as Robbie Keane scored a hat-trick in a 4-0 win.

Former England captain Gerrard, 35, will be eligible to make his Major League Soccer debut following his move from Liverpool on 18 July.

Gerrard said: "I can't wait to get my boots on and play in front of you guys.

"I've been in Liverpool all my life. But this is a good place for me to come... and hopefully add a trophy."

Gerrard's debut could come in two weeks' time against San Jose Earthquakes (04:00 BST, 18 July).

On the pitch, it was his former Liverpool team-mate Keane who was the star of the day though.

Steven Gerrard and Alex Curran
Gerrard watched the game with his wife Alex Curran

The Republic of Ireland captain had scored twice before Gerrard's half-time presentation, and added a third just before the hour mark.

Elsewhere in MLS, former Real Madrid midfielder Kaka scored his ninth league goal of the season but was then sent off as Orlando City drew 1-1 with Real Salt Lake.

After becoming the joint-second top scorer in the 2015 league, the 33-year-old Brazilian was shown the first straight red of his career for a lunge on Javier Morales in the first half.

Another high-profile MLS import, ex-Barcelona striker David Villa, scored twice as Frank Lampard's new side New York City FC won 2-1 against Montreal Impact. Lampard is eligible to make his debut next weekend.

Republic of Ireland striker Kevin Doyle scored his first league goal as his Colorado Rapids beat Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1.

Line-ups

LA Galaxy

  • 12Rowe
  • 33GarganSubstituted forMeyerat 60'minutes
  • 20DeLaGarzaBooked at 80mins
  • 22Ribeiro da Silva
  • 14Rogers
  • 24Ishizaki
  • 6HusidicBooked at 58minsSubstituted forWalkerat 86'minutes
  • 19Pereira Junior
  • 17Lletget
  • 7Keane
  • 5VillarrealBooked at 54minsSubstituted forMagantoat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Dunivant
  • 15Maganto
  • 16Buddle
  • 21Meyer
  • 25Garcia
  • 31Wolverton
  • 34Walker

Toronto FC

  • 1Konopka
  • 3CreavalleSubstituted forGoncalvesat 70'minutes
  • 24Perquis
  • 15ZavaletaBooked at 60mins
  • 2Morrow
  • 26WarnerBooked at 85mins
  • 18DelgadoBooked at 68mins
  • 8Cheyrou
  • 14ChapmanSubstituted forLovitzat 70'minutes
  • 55FindleySubstituted forHamiltonat 86'minutes
  • 10Giovinco

Substitutes

  • 6Hagglund
  • 11Goncalves
  • 12Bendik
  • 19Lovitz
  • 20Mannella
  • 22Hamilton
  • 28Bloom
Referee:
Chris Penso
Attendance:
27,000

Match Stats

Home TeamLA GalaxyAway TeamToronto FC
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 5th July 2015

  • LA GalaxyLA Galaxy4Toronto FCToronto FC0
  • Columbus Crew SCColumbus Crew SC2New York Red BullsNew York Red Bulls1
  • Montreal ImpactMontreal Impact1New York City FCNew York City FC2
  • Colorado RapidsColorado Rapids2Vancouver Whitecaps FCVancouver Whitecaps FC1
  • FC DallasFC Dallas3New England RevolutionNew England Revolution0
  • Real Salt LakeReal Salt Lake1Orlando City SCOrlando City SC1

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