Posted December 05, 2013

Chicago Fire’s Mike Magee wins MLS MVP

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Mike Magee (Toni L. Sandys/Getty Images)

Mike Magee (left) is the first MLS MVP from the Chicago Fire. (Toni L. Sandys/Getty Images)

Chicago Fire forward Mike Magee won the Major League Soccer MVP award, the league announced on Thursday.

Magee beat out Robbie Keane of the L.A. Galaxy, Marco Di Vaio of the Montreal Impact and Tim Cahill of the New York Red Bulls in a vote by the media, players and club management.

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Magee, 29, was acquired by Chicago from L.A. on May 25, and he scored 15 goals with four assists in 22 games for the Fire. He also scored six goals for the Galaxy, giving him a total of 21 on the season. His next highest total in a season was seven in 2003 with the Red Bulls.

He has 57 regular season goals in 11 MLS seasons and another eight playoff goals. He won the MLS Cup in 2011 an 2012 with the Galaxy.


1 comments
DSM
DSM

Odd that he gets so few opportunities on the World Cup team; perhaps the coach thinks he, like Taylor Twellman, can score big in MLS, but not internationally.