The Galaxy reversed course and allowed star forward Robbie Keane to join Ireland's national soccer team for two exhibition games, or friendlies.
The Football Assn. of Ireland said Wednesday that Keane, the Irish team's captain, could play in the club's games against England at Wembley Stadium on May 29 and against the nation of Georgia at Aviva Stadium in Dublin on June 2.
Keane, 32, initially was expected to miss the matches due to Galaxy commitments but later received clearance, the association said.
"I would like to thank L.A. Galaxy for reconsidering their decision after further conversations between us, which really means a lot to me," Keane said in a statement.
"We have reached an agreement that will enable me to make it to the [Ireland] games and I look forward to playing my part," he said.