January 8, 2013 |
The Galaxy announced Tuesday that it has signed midfielders Mike Magee and Colin Clark and goalkeeper Brian Perk for the 2013 season. The signing of Magee, who played a key role in the team's successive MLS Cup victories, was a big one given the team's uncertain status in the midfield. With David Beckham retiring from MLS play and the return of captain Landon Donovan and Juninho uncertain, the Galaxy could enter preseason camp later this month without three midfield starters from last season.
February 1, 2014 |
Mike Magee needed a big effort in Saturday's international friendly with South Korea to keep alive his long shot bid to make the U.S. World Cup team. But he didn't get it, failing to dress for the friendly because of what U.S. Soccer officials said was a case of food poisoning. Magee, the reigning Major League Soccer most valuable player with the Chicago Fire, was battling a crowded field for a spot at forward. His call-up to the national team for this winter's training camp was his first in nine years.
May 25, 2013 |
The Galaxy has scheduled a Saturday news conference to announce it has acquired the rights to former U.S. national team player Robbie Rogers from the Chicago Fire in exchange for midfielder Mike Magee. Rogers, a 26-year-old winger from Rancho Palos Verdes, briefly walked away from soccer last winter after being released by second-division English club Leeds United. In February, shortly after his retirement, he published a personal and powerful Internet blog in which he revealed he was gay. Rogers' return to the field for the Galaxy will make him the first openly gay player in Major League Soccer history.
November 14, 2012 |
Mike Magee can smile about it now. But at the time, in the winter of 2009, he was burning the candle at both ends and his soccer career seemed ready to go up in smoke. "I was kind of living a bachelor lifestyle," says Magee, who enjoyed all of what New York had to offer during six seasons there. "Sometimes it was hard to focus and do the right things off the field. " Then, in quick succession, came a trade to the Galaxy, the birth of a child and a new perspective on life and soccer - both of which, Magee says, he enjoys much more now. "He has matured," says Bruce Arena, who coached Magee in New York then traded for him five months after taking over the Galaxy.
March 3, 2013 |
Mike Magee chose an opportune time for his first career hat trick. With Landon Donovan on a self-imposed sabbatical, Magee stepped up and helped carry the Galaxy to a 4-0 season-opening victory over the Chicago Fire on Sunday at the Home Depot Center. Captain Robbie Keane also scored a goal for the Galaxy, the two-time defending MLS champion. With David Beckham now playing for French club Paris-St. Germain and Donovan not expected to return until later this month, the Galaxy was lacking in star power.
January 3, 2014 |
Former Galaxy forward Mike Magee will be returning to StubHub Center on Monday after earning an invitation to the U.S. national team's winter training camp. Magee, who won Major League Soccer's MVP award last season after tying for the league lead with 21 goals, will be joined in the monthlong camp by former Galaxy teammates Landon Donovan and Omar Gonzalez. The camp, the longest and most extensive ahead of June's World Cup in Brazil, will be split across two continents. After six days in Carson, the roster will be trimmed to 23 players and the team will decamp for the U.S. team's summer training base in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for 12 days of twice-daily sessions.