Robbie Keane's son Hudson made off with the football even as the teams were lining up ahead of the Middlesbrough vsTottenham Hotspur match recently.
Robbie Keane has played for the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Leeds United in the English Premier League.
Steven Gerrard is out of contract with Los Angeles Galaxy following the completion of the club's season last weekend in the Major League Soccer playoffs.
Striker Robbie Keane will play for Ireland for the last time in Wednesday night's friendly with Oman
The Major League Soccer announced a 23-player roster that will be drawn upon when the elite MLS lineup faces the reigning Bundesliga champions and 2013 European Champions League winners Bayern Munich on August 6 at Portland, Oregon.
Robbie Keane had given Ireland a 22nd-minute lead against Sweden at Lansdowne Road with his 60th international goal. But Johan Elmander's first-half equaliser killed any Irish momentum and Anders Svensson's 57th-minute strike completed the win for Sweden.
Omar Gonzalez scored in the first half, before Keane's pass set up U.S. national team striker Donovan on the hour mark.
The Liverpool skipper scored in the first half and Spaniard striker Iago Aspas got home in injury time off some Luis Suarez trickery, to seal a hard-fought win over the two-times A-League champions.
The result kept alive Ireland's hopes of going to Brazil next year as they remained level on points with second placed Austria in Group C, although both sides still trail runaway leaders Germany by five points.
Keane's international goals are more than double the 21 of Niall Quinn, who is second for Ireland. Keane's 122 international appearances are three shy of the Irish record, held by goalkeeper Shay Given.
Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane, who will try to help the Los Angeles Galaxy to a second straight MLS Cup title on Saturday, were among Major League Soccer's 2012 Best XI named on Monday.
Substitute midfielder Andrew Nabbout scored his second goal of the match a minute into added time to give Melbourne Victory a 3-2 comeback win over Sydney FC, spoiling Alessandro Del Piero's return to the starting lineup a day after the former Italy and Juventus star's 38th birthday.
Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane will miss Friday's crucial World Cup qualifier against Germany in Dublin after aggravating an Achilles injury.
Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has dropped veteran trio Robbie Keane, Shay Given and Richard Dunne for next month's friendly against Serbia in the aftermath of his side's Euro 2012 flop.
David Beckham and Robbie Keane scored two goals apiece to lead the Los Angeles Galaxy over the Portland Timbers 5-3 in Major League Soccer on Saturday.
Ireland captain and LA Galaxy forward Robbie Keane offered condolences Sunday to the family of Irish football fan James Nolan, who died in Poland after an apparent accidental drowning during Euro 2012.
Dispelling any suggestion he might do his native country a favour, Ireland coach Giovanni Trapattoni named Sunday his strongest starting lineup for the team's final Group C match against Italy in the European Championship.