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Steven Gerrard scored in the 37th minute of his MLS debut before assisting on Robbie Keane's tiebreaking goal in the LA Galaxy's 5-2 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Friday night.

July 18, 2015

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Steven Gerrard scored in the 37th minute of his MLS debut before assisting on Robbie Keane's tiebreaking goal in the LA Galaxy's 5-2 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Friday night.

Keane also scored twice on penalty kicks for his second straight hat trick in league play. His new partnership with Gerrard got off to a tantalizing start for the Galaxy, who roared back from a two-goal deficit for their fourth win in five games.

Two of Keane's goals were created by Gerrard in his official debut game in the top North American league.

The longtime Liverpool star and England captain played briefly in two non-league Galaxy games this month, but a sellout crowd properly welcomed him in a dynamic victory for the defending MLS champions.

Watch full highlights of the match here.

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