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A-League Clubs Interested In Former L.A. Galaxy Players Steven Gerrard, Robbie Keane

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 23 / 16

The A-League "is preparing an audacious raid on Hollywood" after targeting former Major League Soccer side L.A. Galaxy players Steven Gerrard and Robbie Keane as "potential guest-player signings during the upcoming January transfer window," according to Dominic Bossi of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. A ...

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