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Arena confirmed that Keane most likely will start for the Galaxy on Saturday night after just one training session in which the Irishman looked sharp and free of jetlag symptoms, Donovan said.

“We understand we’ve got a lot of pressure and expectations, but we’re ready for it,” said Donovan, the Galaxy’s captain and MLS’ second-leading goal-scorer.

With Keane and Donovan likely to return for next season in Los Angeles, Beckham realizes the club will be eager to learn whether he’ll extend his groundbreaking five-year commitment, which is up after the season.

“I just have to see how my body feels at the end of the season,” Beckham said. “I’ve always said I’m happy here. I want to be part of this franchise, and I will be, no matter where I am next year. This is exciting, to get a player like Landon and a player like Robbie on the field with you. I’ll continue to enjoy that.”