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Stats: MVP winner Robbie Keane’s season compared to Nguyen, Martins and Wright-Phillips

LA Galaxy forward Robbie Keane was announced as Major League Soccer’s Most Valuable Player of 2014 yesterday, as he beat Obafemi Martins, Lee Nguyen and Bradley Wright-Phillips to the MVP award.

Keane has had his best season to date with the Galaxy, scoring 18 goals in the regular season, and two more so far in the playoffs with an MLS Cup Final clash with New England Revolution in store on Sunday.

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The Irishman has notched 12 assists in the regular season and postseason combined and has been at the heart of everything for the Western Conference Championship winners.

Table: How the MVP award was decided (via mlssoccer.com)

Table: How the MVP award was decided (via mlssoccer.com)

Keane was a convincing winner of the award in the end, with Obafemi Martins and Lee Nguyen behind, closely followed by MLS Golden Boot winner Bradley Wright-Phillips.

All four players were in prolific goalscoring form in 2014, and Keane and Nguyen will hope to add to their tally in Sunday’s MLS Cup Final.

Table: MLS MVP candidates 2014 stats including playoffs (via Squawka)

Table: MLS MVP candidates 2014 stats including playoffs (via Squawka)

Both Keane and Martins have picked up 12 assists this season – more than Nguyen or Wright-Phillips managed, but the Revs playmaker has been more effective with the ball.

Nguyen has created more chances per game, and has better shot accuracy and pass completion rates than the other three goalscoring stars who were in the running for the MVP award.

Though it is Keane who is celebrating winning the award and he will now be looking ahead to Sunday’s MLS Cup title decider with Nguyen’s New England Revolution side.

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